:::Violin #2:::

Posted: Sunday, 17 October 2010 by jazzlover in Etykiety: , , , ,

With song structures similar to Mahavishnu Orchestra and electric-era Return to Forever, Michal Urbaniak's Fusion III appealed to the same fusion-buying clientele. What most distinguishes this music from that of its contemporaries was the unique vocalizing of Urbaniak's wife, Ursula Dudziak. She could sound at times like a Polish Flora Purim, at other times like a synthesized presence from another world. On this recording, Urbaniak's playing is fresh and engaging, and his compositions occasionally sound like Frank Zappa's instrumental work from this same era. John Abercrombie and Larry Coryell turn in blistering guitar passages, and bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Steve Gadd provide a funkified rhythmic foundation.
:::Review by Jim Newsom:::

Michał Urbaniak - Fusion III (1975)

A1. Chinatown (Part I) 5:24
A2. Kuyaviak Goes Funky 6:12
A3. Roksana 5:42
Drums - Gerald Brown
Guitar - Joe Caro
A4. Crazy Kid 2:35
A5. Prehistoric Bird 5:19

B1. Bloody Kishka 4:21
Drums - Gerald Brown
Guitar - Larry Coryell
B2. Cameo 4:41
B3. Stretch 6:20
Voice - Bernard Kafka
B4. Metroliner 4:44
B5. Chinatown (Part II) 3:56

Bass - Anthony Jackson
Composed By - Michał Urbaniak
Drums - Steve Gadd
Electric Piano, Organ [Electric] - Wlodek Gulgowski
Guitar - John Abercrombie
Violin [Electric], Producer - Michał Urbaniak
Vocals, Percussion, Percussion [Electric], Synthesizer - Urszula Dudziak

2 komentarze:

  1. Miles says:

    i've never been partial to urbaniak & his wife, but i don't recall this particular title so my curiosity was piqued. it was the zappa reference however that ultimately sold me. i look forward to perhaps having my opinion of urbaniak's work altered.