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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:03 am 
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1. Miles Davis - Solo
2. Joe Zawinul - Weather Report, Zawinul Syndicate, Miles Davis, Solo
3. John McLaughlin - Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti, Miles Davis, Solo
4. Chick Corea - Return To Forever, Miles Davis, Elektric Band, Solo
5. Tony Williams - Lifetime, Miles Davis, Solo
6. Herbie Hancock - Headhunters, Miles Davis, Solo
7. Wayne Shorter - Weather Report, Miles Davis, Solo
8. Allan Holdsworth - Soft Machine, Soft Works, Solo
9. Billy Cobham - Mahavishnu Orchestra, Dreams, Solo
10. Scott Henderson - Tribal Tech, Zawinul Syndicate, Elektric Band, Solo
11. Carlos Santana - Solo
12. Michael Brecker - Brecker Brothers, Dreams, Joni Mitchell, Solo
13. Larry Coryell - The Eleventh House, Solo
14. Don Ellis - Solo
15. Mike Stern - Miles Davis, Stern/Berg Band, Chroma, Solo
16. Bob Berg - Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Stern/Berg Band, Chroma, Solo
17. Jaco Pastorius - Weather Report, Joni Mitchell, Solo
18. Mike Ratledge - Soft Machine
19. John Scofield - Miles Davis, Solo
20. Mike Mainieri - Steps Ahead, Solo
21. Jack DeJohnette - Miles Davis, Solo
22. Frank Zappa - Solo
23. Pat Metheny - Joni Mitchell, Solo
24. Al DiMeola - Return To Forever, Solo
25. Stanley Clarke - Return To Forever, Animal Logic, Solo
26. Jean Luc-Ponty - Frank Zappa, Solo
27. Jerry Goodman - Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Flock, Solo
28. Dennis Chambers - Stern/Berg Band, Chroma, Santana, Steely Dan, Solo
29. Elton Dean - Soft Machine, Soft Heap, Soft Works, Solo
30. Dave Holland - Miles Davis, Solo
31. Hugh Hoppper - Soft Machine, Isotope, Soft Works, Soft Heap, Gilgamesh, Solo
32. Randy Brecker - Brecker Brothers, Dreams, Chroma, Solo
33. Airto Moreira - Miles Davis, Weather Report, Return To Forever, Solo
34. Jimmy Johnson - Allan Holdsworth, Flim & The BB's, Planet X
35. Vinnie Colaiuta - Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Solo
36. Bill Evans (Sax) - Miles Davis, Andy Summers, Solo
37. Andy Summers - Soft Machine, Solo
38. Mitchel Forman - Mahavishnu Orchestra, Metro, Solo
39. Jim Beard - Chroma, Stern/Berg Band, Bill Evans (Sax), Solo
40. Karl Jenkins - Nucleus, Soft Machine
41. Chad Wackerman - Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth, Solo
42. Flora Purim - Return To Forever, Solo
43. Jeff Beck - Solo
44. Leni Stern - Solo
45. Victor Wooten - Bela Fleck, Vital Tech Tones, Solo
46. Scott Kinsey - Tribal Tech, Michael Landau Group, Solo
47. Ian Carr - Nucleus, Solo
48. Virgil Donati - Planet X, Scott Henderson, Solo
49. Gary Willis - Tribal Tech, Solo
50. Derek Sherinian - Planet X, Solo
51. Tom Coster - Santana, Vital Information, Solo
52. Frank Gambale - Elektric Band, Solo
53. Bill Frisell - Solo
54. Dave Stewart - Bruford, Hatfield & The North, Gong, Egg, National Health
55. Joni Mitchell - Solo
56. Donald Fagen - Steely Dan, Solo
57. Kenny Garrett - Miles Davis, Solo
58. Brett Garsed - Planet X, Uncle Moe's Space Ranch, Solo
59. Bill Bruford - Bruford
60. Wayne Johnson - Solo
61. Jan Hammer - Mahavishnu Orchestra, Solo
62. Tony MacAlpine - CAB, Virgil Donati, Planet X, Solo
63. Ronald Shannon Jackson - Solo
64. Wayne Krantz - Leni Stern, Billy Cobham, Steely Dan, Michael Brecker, Solo
65. Adam Holzman - Miles Davis, The Mahavishnu Project, Solo
66. Klaus Doldinger - Passport, Solo
67. Eddie Henderson - Headhunters, Solo
68. Dave Weckl - Elektric Band, Solo
69. Robben Ford - Miles Davis, Yellowjackets, Joni Mitchell, Solo
70. Miroslav Vitous - Weather Report, Solo
71. Marcus Miller - Miles Davis, Solo
72. Jeff Berlin - Allan Holdsworth, Tony Williams, Frank Gambale, Bruford, Solo
73. Robert Wyatt - Soft Machine, Matching Mole, Solo
74. Bunny Brunel - CAB, Chick Corea
75. Lenny White - Miles Davis, Return To Forever, Solo
76. David Torn - Gongzilla, Solo
77. Kazumi Watanabe - Solo
78. Gary Novak - Chick Corea, Scott Kinsey
79. Vernon Reid - Ronald Shannon Jackson, Solo
80. Joe Beck - Solo
81. Christian McBride - Solo
82. Lonnie Liston Smith - Solo
83. Kirk Covington - Tribal Tech, Scott Kinsey, Gary Willis
84. Marc Johnson - Solo
85. Lyle Mays - Pat Metheny Group, Solo
86. Keith Jarrett - Miles Davis, Solo
87. Warren Bernhardt - Steps Ahead, Mike Mainieri
88. Bela Fleck - Solo
89. Danny Gottlieb - Pat Metheny, Elements, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Al DiMeola
90. Michael Landau - Solo
91. Alain Caron - Uzeb, Solo
92. Bill Connors - Return To Forever, Solo
93. Jamaaldeen Tacuma - Solo
94. Bill Berg - Flim & The BB's, Wayne Johnson
95. Marc Egan - Pat Metheny, Chroma, Elements, Solo
96. Simon Phillips - Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Solo
97. Gary Husband - Allan Holdsworth, Solo
98. Brian Bromberg - Solo
99. Eliane Elias - Steps Ahead, Solo
100. Jon Hiseman - Colosseum


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:25 pm 
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Alot of great names. I've dabbled a bit in fusion over the years (DiMeola, Holdsworth, Mike Stern, Jaco, Ponty, Stanley Clarke, etc.) but was never really an afficianado but I think that might be changing. I saw Return to Forever (w/ ZPZ) last night and I thought it was probably the best concert I'd seen in my life. I thought about all the great music I must have missed over the years. I'm going to start to rectify that. I went to the used record store and bought Romantic Warrior and Heavy Weather today ($3.00 each).


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:39 pm 
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A short list, no particular order:

Miles: Hors concurs

Mahavishnu Orchestra
Return to Forever
Weather Report
Tony Williams Lifetime
Headhunters
Pat Metheny Group
Oregon
Quarteto Novo
Pau Brasil[Fusion?]
Bruford

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:36 pm 
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Larry Mizell/Donald Byrd 1972-1975
The Crusaders 1970-1976

Most Jazz critics acknowledge nothing about the importance of these artists.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:09 am 
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FZ & Santana should really trade places,no way CS is better at fusion than FZ :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:53 pm 
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My list

1. Frank Zappa

2. Don't care

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:08 pm 
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I was about to say that it's encouraging that Zappa is being recognised on such a list given how many complain that he's not given due recognition for his musical contribution in the latter half of the 20th C, but then I wondered where this list came from.

Hey presto, http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/b ... tists.html.

So, not such a big deal after all.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:42 pm 
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Lists are stupid. I could give you a list of reasons why, but that would be stupid...

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:15 am 
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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
Lists are stupid. I could give you a list of reasons why, but that would be stupid...
polydigm wrote:
I was about to say that it's encouraging that Zappa is being recognised on such a list given how many complain that he's not given due recognition for his musical contribution in the latter half of the 20th C, but then I wondered where this list came from.

Hey presto, http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/b ... tists.html.

So, not such a big deal after all.


Just wanted to share this list & see your opinions :smoke:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:20 pm 
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Nothing personal Massagio, it's just that when I first saw the list I thought it was out of Rolling Stone or some rag with a large readership, which would be a big deal because it would mean his name would be getting spread far and wide.

Basically, I'm just making conversation, I didn't set out to offend.

What do you know about digital dream door? Is it very popular? Any idea who wrote that list? Obviously not a big zappa fan, otherwise he would have been at the top of the list. Hell, some here would put him at the top of a fart sample list.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:38 am 
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Don't be RIDICULOUS Poly! Top of a burp sample list? Sure, we can all recognize his work in that domain, but fart sample list? The man barely (if at all) even scratched the surface of this domain, and would be a gross insult to the true pioneers of flatulence sampling. AKA dubstep.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:27 am 
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Besides, this list is shit, FOWL isn't even on it!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:26 am 
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polydigm wrote:
Nothing personal Massagio, it's just that when I first saw the list I thought it was out of Rolling Stone or some rag with a large readership, which would be a big deal because it would mean his name would be getting spread far and wide.

Basically, I'm just making conversation, I didn't set out to offend.

What do you know about digital dream door? Is it very popular? Any idea who wrote that list? Obviously not a big zappa fan, otherwise he would have been at the top of the list. Hell, some here would put him at the top of a fart sample list.


Thats cool man :smoke:

If Rolling Stone had this list he would most likely been ranked even lower.

But to answer your question, as i understand the lists are based on suggestions from people around the world, and there is nothing "officiall" about them. and yes i think the DDD website is popular among certain people & the criteria on each list based on things like: musical & cultural impact, originality, influence, popularity and blah blah...

Frank Zappa is ranked both high & low, but we all know one thing, ranking the motherfuckin beatles nr. 1 & Zappa nr. 51 one the greatest rock artists are pure crap!! :x peace out... :smoke:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:19 am 
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downer mydnyte wrote:
Larry Mizell/Donald Byrd 1972-1975
The Crusaders 1970-1976

Most Jazz critics acknowledge nothing about the importance of these artists.

Agreed...Pacific Jazz had alot of great artists. Crusaders are one of my favorites.

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I always liked this Crusaders album:
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As for fusion, I generally like the word "Jazz" in front of it, otherwise all the other types of fusion get left out, like Eugene Chadbourne, who actually fuses different things together rather than simply playing jazz juiced up a bit.

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No list without complaints: I'm missing Volker Kriegel !

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I always liked this Crusaders album:
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That's a good one. Wayne Henderson on trombone is one of my favorite soloists. His tone is perfect and his melodies are inspired and obviously influential. The whole band play great hooks simultaneously.


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*Director of the NIF (National Ignition Facility) ...coolest name for a lab.

Oh! you said Fusion Artist, Sorry :mrgreen:

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Besides, this list is shit, FOWL isn't even on it!


1. Frank Zappa
2. FOWL
3. Don't care

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