At Fusion 101, a Radionomy Jazz/Rock Internet Radio Station, we bring you the best Jazz/Rock Fusion music from the Seventies and today, combining the energy of Rock music with the sophistication and improvisation found in Jazz, and the best of Art and Progressive Rock, drawing from jazz and classical elements to push beyond the standard Rock song structures.

We only play hand-picked songs from our extensive collection of worldwide 70s Jazz Rock Fusion and Progressive Rock artists like: Al Di Meola, Passport, Gong, Jean-Luc Ponty, The Soft Machine, Bill Bruford, Larry Coryell, King Crimson, Jan Akkerman and Focus, Fusion’s original John McLaughlin and The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Allan Holdsworth, Chick Corea, Area, Jan Hammer, the amazing guitar of Jeff Beck, Brand X, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, The Dixie Dregs, awesome drummers like Billy Cobham, Narada Michael Walden, Lenny White, Tony Williams, and many more!

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R.I.P. Allan Holdsworth


Groundbreaking guitarist who played with U.K. Soft Machine, Gong, Jean-Luc Ponty passes away unexpectedly

Featured Video

Bruford - Rock Goes to College

Live 1979
Allan Holdsworth

Featured Album

Gong – Expresso! (Gazeuze!)

Studio Album, released in 1976

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Expresso (5:58)
2. Night Illusion (3:42)
3. Percolations, Part 1 + Part 2 (10:00)
4. Shadows Of (7:48)
5. Esnuria (8:00)
6. Mireille (4:10)

Total Time: 39:38

Line-up / Musicians

- Didier Malherbe / tenor sax, flute (5)
- Francis Moze / fretless bass, acoustic & electric pianos (6), gong (3)
- Pierre Moerlen / drums, glockenspiel & vibes (3), marimba & timpani (3)
- Mireille Bauer / marimba (1,3,5), vibraphone (1,2,4), glockenspiel (5), tom toms (3)
- Benoit Moerlen / vibraphone (1-5)

With:
- Allan Holdsworth / pedal steel (3), electric & acoustic guitars, violin
- Mino Cinelu / congas (1,4,5), gong (2,4), cuica, triangle, maracas (3), talking drum, temple blocks (4)

Gong - Gazeuse! - jazz rock fusion
Gazeuse! was the first in a successful line of strictly jazz-rock sessions for percussionist Pierre Moerlen and company — compositions that stressed jazz more than rock and which generally strayed away from lyrical content. This 1976 recording, also released under the title Expresso, was the band’s first completely instrumental album, a companion piece to the later, somewhat warmer Expresso II, which is quite similar in sound and structure. To say Gazeuse! is percussive is an understatement. Drummer Moerlen is accompanied by brother Benoit and Mirielle Bauer on vibraphones with Mino Cinelu playing other assorted percussion. “Percolations” is a showcase for this foursome: Part one, a display of beautiful vibes and xylophones; part two, a technically superb drum solo. Pierre’s playing is fierce in this second part, exhibited by some truly volatile drumming near the close. Allan Holdsworth is the sole guitarist on the album and contributes two of his own compositions. His “Night Illusion” is a standout and reminiscent of Bill Bruford’s Feels Good to Me on which Holdsworth collaborated around the same time. Longtime Gong member Didier Malherbe adds spice to the proceedings with jazzy flute on “Shadows Of” and prominent sax on the slightly funky “Esnuria.” ~ David Ross Smith, All Music Guide