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Michal Urbaniak - Fusion FLAC album


Performer: Michal Urbaniak
Genre: Jazz
Title: Fusion
Country: Germany
Released: 1998
Style: Fusion
FLAC version ZIP size: 1290 mb
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Fusion III ‎(2xLP, Album, RE). Asfalt Records. 88691953722, WOU 3542. Fusion III ‎(CD, Album, RE). Sony Music, Wounded Bird Records.

In 1974, Urbaniak formed the band Fusion and introduced melodic and rhythmic elements of Polish folk music into his funky New York-based music. With this band Urbaniak recorded another album for Columbia in New York: Atma. Urbaniak followed his musical journey with innovative projects such as Urbanator (the first band to fuse rap & hip-hop in jazz),, Urbanizer (a project with his band and four-piece R&B vocal group, 1978) and UrbSymphony. Fusion III (EMI, 1975). The Beginning (Catalyst, 1976).

Urbaniak doubles on soprano and is joined by his wife Urszula Dudziak (whose electrified vocalizing gives the band much of its unique personality), keyboardist Adam Makowicz (shortly before he switched exclusively to acoustic piano), second keyboardist Wojciech Karolak, and drummer Czeslaw Bartkowski. The seven originals are all fairly colorful if eccentric, sometimes recalling Weather Report or Jean-Luc Ponty. Urbaniak's group, which did not last too long, should be of great interest to vintage fusion collectors.

Not only it should be placed amongst the most important fusion recording of the 1970's (. Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever, Headhunters) for its sheer musical power but also, and perhaps more importantly, it should be talked about as a wonderful example of fusing jazz-rock with ethnic (Polish) music. True, such attempts were quite common amongst jazzists from Eastern Europe, but Urbaniak stands out in his originality. His often distorted violin sound comes across differently than that of Jean-Luc Ponty. I would go as far as compare his.

and reissued on CD in 1998) is very much in the mainstream fusion genre of the period. Urbaniak doubles on soprano and is joined by his wife Urszula Dudziak (whose electrified vocalizing gives the band much of its unique personality), keyboardist Adam Makowicz (shortly before he switched exclusively to acoustic piano), second keyboardist Wojciech Karolak, and drummer Czeslaw Bartkowski. The seven originals are all fairly colorful if eccentric, sometimes recalling Weather Report or Jean-Luc Ponty

Fusion III. By: Michał Urbaniak (1975, Jazz). More albums from Michał Urbaniak: Ecstasy by Michał Urbaniak. Music For Violin & Jazz Quartet by Michał Urbaniak. Folk Songs, Children’s Melodies, Jazz Tunes, And Other. y Michał Urbaniak. Smiles Ahead by Michał Urbaniak. Recital by Michał Urbaniak. Take Good Care Of My Heart by Michał Urbaniak. Manhattan Man by Michał Urbaniak. Urbaniak by Michał Urbaniak. View all albums . Fusion III. 1. Chinatown (Part I).

Only for completionists (0%). Possibly most popular Polish jazz fusion violinist solo album. Important presence of Michal's then-wife Ursula Dudziak (kind of Polish Flora Purim)

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Good Times, Bad Times
Composed By – W. Karolak*
5:12
2 Bahamian Harvest 7:13
3 Impromptu 3:24
4 Seresta 6:04
5 Fusion
Producer – Sol Rabinowitz
2:55
6 Deep Mountain 6:31
7 Bengal 13:46

Credits

  • A&R [Coordinator] – Patti Matheny
  • A&R [Legacy] – Steve Berkowitz
  • Art Direction [Reissue] – Howard Fritzson
  • Composed By – Michal Urbaniak* (tracks: 2 thru 7)
  • Design [Cover] – John Berg, Teresa Alfieri
  • Design [Reissue] – Randall Martin
  • Directed By [Project] – Seth Rabinowitz
  • Drums – Czeslaw Bartkowski*
  • Engineer – Stan Tonkel, Ted Brosnan
  • Engineer [Recording] – Torsten Wintermeier
  • Keyboards – Adam Makowicz, Wojciech Karolak
  • Liner Notes [1974] – Robert Hurwitz
  • Liner Notes [1998] – Michal Urbaniak*
  • Management [Packaging Manager] – Aaron Rosenbaum
  • Mastered By – Jack Ashkinazy
  • Photography By – Don Hunstein
  • Producer – Michal Urbaniak* (tracks: 1 thru 4, 6 and 7)
  • Reissue Producer – Bob Belden
  • Remastered By [Digitally] – Tom Ruff
  • Technician [Violin-Electronic Devices] – Max Mathews
  • Violin, Saxophone [Soprano] – Michal Urbaniak*
  • Voice, Effects – Urszula Dudziak

Notes

Recorded June 1973 in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 074646552520
  • Matrix / Runout: DIDP-095673 G2 1A 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L422
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 7260

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
65 744, S 65744 Michal Urbaniak Constellation* Super Constellation ‎(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 65 744, S 65744 Germany 1973
CK 65525 Michal Urbaniak* Fusion ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia CK 65525 Europe 1998
SOPM-132, SOPM 132 Michal Urbaniak* Fusion ‎(LP, Album) CBS/Sony, CBS/Sony SOPM-132, SOPM 132 Japan 1974
65744 Michal Urbaniak* Fusion ‎(LP, Album) CBS 65744 UK 1974
S 65744, 65744 Michal Urbaniak Constellation* Super Constellation ‎(LP, Album) CBS, CBS S 65744, 65744 Europe 1973