Jazz Fusion

Kenny G Heart & Soul HK Live 2011

The American smooth jazz saxophonist (left) performs. May 17, 8.15pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$680, HK$980 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2323 2811

Tuesday, 17 May, 2011, 12:00am

Blue notes

Lee Ritenour's 6 String Theory, on Concord Records, is a sort of 50th anniversary present to himself and to a wider world of guitarists and those who love to hear the instrument played well.

25 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Ronnie Scott's in London, one of the world's great jazz clubs, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.

In the 1980s, Ronnie's became a favourite of jazz aficionados for hosting some of the genre's best, such as Joe Pass, who delivered a spellbinding solo set there in 1980.

18 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets

Lifecycle

(Heads Up)

The Yellowjackets have been in business for more than a quarter of a century now, playing fusion jazz which can't quite be called 'smooth' but is close enough to it to deter many more serious minded jazz fans.

1 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Mix of rock, jazz and blues an exercise in spiritual power

Carlos Santana

The Live Your Light Tour AsiaWorld-Arena

One night only

One of the world's most distinctive guitarists, Carlos Santana, filled the AsiaWorld-Arena with his soaring strains last night.

8 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Always in a jam

Lee Ritenour's most recent album, released last year, was titled Smoke N Mirrors, but there's no illusionist's trickery behind the guitar playing of the man known as 'Captain Fingers'.

Ritenour grew up in Los Angeles and started to create a buzz on the city's competitive studio session scene at the age of 16 when he played for the Mamas and Papas.

8 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

George Benson: the good, the bad and the groovy

Jazz musicians aren't normally associated with early rising, and George Benson is no exception. I was assigned to interview him for the Post a few years ago, over the phone, prior to a scheduled concert appearance here, and was puzzled to be given 9am New York time as the slot.

30 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Blending borders of sound

Fusion has been a musical buzzword since the 1960s, when the Beatles' George Harrison voyaged to India to learn how to play the sitar from Ravi Shankar. Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Kula Shaker and Asian Dub Foundation have all seen the commercial fruits of their fusion endeavours, but one set of local purveyors of the genre is still struggling to find a niche audience.

5 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Fans aflame for hot sounds of jazz

It is eclectic music. It is upmarket chic that the average man may avoid. It is jazz. Or rather, that was jazz as many people - even so-called music lovers - viewed the age-old genre.

However, the equation of 'Jazz = exclusive chic fun' may be a thing of the past, as more bars and restaurants swing toward the newer forms of jazz.

23 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Jazzed up and ready to hop

LOCAL jazz aficionados will be able to get a taste of the future sounds of the genre with a cutting edge international musicians at a three-day mini festival.

2 Jun 1995 - 12:00am