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02-19-2012 08:04 AM
Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

Yeah, thats a good point. As far as I understand, fusion seems to be jazz and something more, for example rock+jazz=fusion. But I guess it could be something totally different like country as well? Maybe even classical+jazz=fusion...? Where's the limit?
02-17-2012 11:18 PM
Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

Originally Posted by rickcard71 View Post
Is Santana considered fusion? Don't know about that.
good be honest I'm still trying to figure out exactly what 'fusion' means...especially when I look at the list and see guys that I consider 'rock' any case I don't think I could pick one off that list - Santana, Beck, Morse, Govan, Howe - how do ya pick 1...I can't do it...
02-17-2012 10:48 PM
Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

Since it says "favorite" I voted for Jeff Beck because the stuff he did with Jan Hammer opened me up to an entirely new world of playing. If it said "best" I would say I don't know.
02-17-2012 07:34 AM
Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

Scott Henderson
01-15-2012 09:40 PM
Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

Karl Sanders

He fuses Middle-Eastern/Egyptian classical with modern American Death Metal
01-15-2012 07:50 PM
Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

Itīs tough for me to pick a favorite, but here it goes.

Brett Garsed
Shawn Lane
Greg Howe
Allan Holdsworth
Chris Poland
11-04-2011 09:25 AM
Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

Originally Posted by JonatanOTG View Post
I think Greg Howe's 'Introspection' is the best album I ever heard. The music is just so... I don't really know how to put it... Nice? For the moment, he's the guitar player that gets my vote!
I've been listening to this album again myself for the last week or so, and it is an astounding album, just superb groove and pocket playing with chops galore. DEFINITELY worth dusting this one off and putting it on again, if anyone was looking for something different to pop in the car stereo this weekend
10-29-2011 02:35 PM
Roj mugwump
Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

Jeff Beck FTW! Zappa is king but beck is truly amazing
10-28-2011 10:13 PM
Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

"Govanator"... I like that.

But I'd have to say Chris Poland, I think.
10-20-2011 09:26 PM
Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

Here's a blast from the past!
Very tough to pick but I picked Greg Howe.
10-20-2011 11:47 AM
Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

I think Greg Howe's 'Introspection' is the best album I ever heard. The music is just so... I don't really know how to put it... Nice? For the moment, he's the guitar player that gets my vote!

Looked at some videos with John McLaughlin and Allan Holdsworth, and I'm totally amazed how they, well, approach the guitar as an instrument. The way they're using the guitar to make music happening is just... Nice? But unfortunately their musical pieces are a bit too advanced for me. I simply can't get the harmonies and melodies into my head, which is a sad thing. Perhaps I'll learn to appreciate music like this in the future!

(I should add though that I haven't been listening to all of these guys on the list.)
05-12-2010 04:53 PM
Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

Gambale and McLaughlin :-) Mike Stern should be on that list too. Oh, and Larry Carlton of course!
05-01-2010 10:29 PM
Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

I would go with Shawn Lane,Guthrie Govan,Larry Carlton.

Honorable Mention Holdsworth,and Greg Howe
05-01-2010 09:32 PM
Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

what about Mattias 'IA' Eklundh of freak kitchen?
unknown but f*cking Amazing!
05-01-2010 08:56 PM
Tom Gilroy
Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

Originally Posted by dex View Post
Brett Garsed is my absolute favourite fusion player. Don't like his new mellow stuff as much as the TJ Helmerich albums (Quid Pro Quo and Exempt are my favourite) but he is still brilliant and it's a shame most people have no idea who he is.
I love Brett's music. I loved Big Sky everybit as much as Quid Pro Quo and Exempt, but I didn't like the Uncle Moe's Space Ranch albums quite as much.

His music is getting a little more mellow sure, but I actually think he's still getting better as a player. Really stunning legato technique.

My favourite fusion players are Allan Holdsworth, Brett Garsed, Scott Henderson and Shawn Lane (not so much his solo stuff, I prefer the Hellborg albums). Joel Hoekstra is also fantastic. He's quite similar to Guthrie Govan in terms of tone and phrasing, but I prefer his music to Guthrie's. Erotic Cakes sounded quite tired to me after having heard Quid Pro Quo and Exempt.
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