The Fusionauts

Afrobeat Jazz from Edmonton, AB

The Fusionauts - Mutant (2017)

This is a super secret, downloadable playlist. If you would like a hard copy for your library please send an email to fusionauts@gmail.com or info@fusionats.com. Our bio is below the playlist.

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To download, look for the black arrow in the top right of each track. 

This album will release on 3 February, 2017 with a pre-release show at the Yardbird Suite in Edmonton, AB on 2 February, 2017 @ 8:00 pm (Tickets: Members $16, Guests $20)

 

THE FUSIONAUTS ARE A TRULY UNIQUE MUSICAL BEAST...

The Edmonton, Alberta-based group seamlessly blend the raw, groovy rhythms of Nigerian Afrobeat and Brazilian Samba with the harmonic and improvisational sensibility of modern, instrumental Jazz and Funk. This unconventional combination is approached with a deep respect and admiration for the pioneers of these genres: Fela Kuti, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Egberto Gismonti to name a few. The music is emotionally and spiritually invigorating and will satisfy Jazz hardened listeners and skeptical newcomers alike. This seemingly impossible task is accomplished with the skill of some of Edmonton’s most respected, virtuosic musicians: Paul Richey (Keyboards and compositions), Mo Lefever, (Electric Guitar), Shantel Koenig (Electric Bass), Bob Tildesley (Trumpet), Jeremiah McDade (Saxophone) and, Bill George (Drums).

"Mutant" is the latest album from the Fusionauts that blends the raw, groovy rhythms of Nigerian Afrobeat with the harmonic and improvisational sensibility of modern, instrumental Jazz and Funk. This unconventional combination is approached with a deep respect and admiration for the pioneers of these genres.

From the earliest conception it was intended for this album to be released on vinyl to take full advantage of the beautiful, warm sound that can only be achieved with analog recording equipment. It was recorded live, directly to 2" tape, which allowed the band to interact the same way they would in a performance. The result is emotionally and spiritually invigorating and will satisfy Jazz hardened listeners and skeptical newcomers alike.

Front Cover of Mutant

Front Cover of Mutant

 
Back cover of Mutant

Back cover of Mutant