Limited 180 gram vinyl LP repressing of this impossible-to-find Jazz/Soul/Funk monster by Fusion, issued in Chile in 1975. The album is a fulsome combination of Funk, Electric Jazz, and Soul, with Latin roots. Bassist Enrique Luna had lived and studied art in New York, and knew first-hand the last, avant-garde years of John Coltrane, and Miles Davis' mutation from Hard Bop trendsetter into an Electric Jazz pioneer; Matias Pizarro had appeared on the scene in the mid-60s as a young pianist of outstanding technical ability and advanced ideas. Together they formed a band around a core of Peruvian musicians, with soloists including David Estanovich (tenor sax) and Lautaro Rosas (guitar), plus a rhythm trio of Mario Lecaros (electric piano, former Village Trio), and Orlando Avendano (drums), with guest appearances by trumpeter Daniel Lencina, and young percussionist Santiago Salas. Censorship during the Chilean military regime meant heavy restrictions on artists. Thus the Fusion album was pressed in a very limited quantity, and never legally re-issued - until now!
Balada de Matias
Way back home
You are the sunshine of my life
Para toda la gente
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.