I once heard Chic Corea's music described as criminal. That's an indicator of where jazz-rock sits on the credibility spectrum - just a notch above prog and Mr Blobby. Those involved are now almost expected to apologise and atone for their crimes.
Yet jazz and rock fusions represent a great adventure in musical swordsman-ship. They are in a long tradition of virtuosity from Paganini to Hendrix. Pompous and indulgent maybe, but that's forgivable and a virtual requirement for great artistry. You can bet that further down the line some kids will rediscover the fusion-istas and put them back on the map.
Kevin on keyboards was joined on these sessions here by Nigel Clark on guitar and John O'Neil* on drums. Cheers, guys. Hope you don’t feel remotely apologetic.
*John had been with Chou Pahrot who did a jazz-punk kind of thing. I think they escaped sentencing due to being punk compatible but you’d have to check!
performed: Kevin Fitzsimmons et al
recorded: CS (1980)
Solar Music 1
Solar Music 2