Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Rock Revival Classic Albums: Wizard Island (1980) Jeff Lorber Fusion

This is one of the albums I remember playing into the ground as a teenager and uni student and loving, one of those lesser known albums that people came up to me and asked about and wanted a c90 of.

The Jeff Lorber Fusion was formed in '77 and was the funkiest fusion band around.

Jeff Lorber performed was a keyboard virtuoso, perfomring on on multiple keyboard instruments including piano, Rhodes piano, and various analog synthesizers, often favoring the Minimoog and Sequential Circuits Prophet 5.

The embarassing secret is that Wizard Island introduced a young saxophonist named Kenny Gorelick, better known as Kenny G; the man who single-handedly destroyed the reputation of jazz fusion forever !

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