Burkhard Mahler | Best of Fusion

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Best of Fusion

by Burkhard Mahler

You are listening to traditional and post-avantgarde Fusion – a blend out of Jazz, Rock and Funk enriched with new modern electronic techniques, a unique sound experience.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. The Sax Lounge (Feat. Peter Schickling)
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2. What time is it (Feat. Peter Schickling)
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3. Saxophone beat (Feat. Peter Schickling)
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4. 7 55pm (Feat. Peter Schickling)
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5. Sunny weather (Feat. Peter Schickling)
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6. The Sax Lounge 2 (Feat. Peter Schickling)
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7. The other side (Feat. Peter Schickling)
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8. Guitarfusion (Feat. Peter Schickling)
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9. Nightpiano (Feat. Peter Schickling)
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10. I just wanna fall in love (Feat. Peter Schickling)
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11. Snakeskin Jacket (Feat. Peter Schickling)
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12. Gerds Machine No 5 (Feat. Peter Schickling)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Best of Mahler/Schickling
Munich Fusion Collection 2007 - 2011

You are listening to traditional and post-avantgarde Fusion – a blend out of Jazz, Rock and Funk enriched with new modern electronic techniques and effects, a unique sound experience.

This CD has been created in a joint venture of different artistic personalities, featuring a combination of vocal- and instrumental tracks.

12 pieces of Ambient-rock, modern Jazz-lounge and Fusion avant-garde mirror the best of an intensive collaboration over the past four years between Burkhard Mahler and Peter Schickling. Featured Singers as there are: Legita Zeile from Latvia and Udo R. from Germany- were taking the instrumentals in Mahler´s studio in Munich to the vocal top.

Relax and enjoy- six new original trackreleases and another six of previous CDs of Mahler are here to take you to the best of Munich Fusion.

-100% independent production and release-

Burkhard Mahler
Peter Schickling – Saxophone, Guitars, Piano.
Legita Zeile, Udo R.- singers
,…. and friends


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Review by Robert Sutton
New album from Burkhard Mahler unites world of jazz, rock, and electronica
Boundaries, both stylistic and physical, are busted down on the latest album from Burkhard Mahler. A collaboration with saxophonist/guitarist/pianist Peter Schickling, Best of Fusion unites the worlds of jazz, rock & roll, and electronica for a dazzlingly inventive and futuristic hybrid. Furthermore, like the Roger Waters-commandeered Pink Floyd, Mahler and Schickling seem to have lost their anchor to Earth at times, leaping into extraterrestrial regions that only visionary musicians can reach.

The otherworldly adventures that Mahler and Schickling embark upon are perhaps best exemplified by "The Sax Lounge 2." An icy, disembodied female voice asks, "Do you love me, too?" as Schickling's sax breathes in and out of a synthetic cauldron. It's quite a trip and recalls the consciousness-expanding abilities of the most transcendent psychedelic music. "The Sax Lounge 2" is light years ahead of most contemporary jazz; Mahler is clearly seeking to break new ground here while remaining accessible to casual listeners.

Mahler's utilization of his rock inspirations is not as straightforward as other artists who blend the genre with jazz. For example, "The Other Side" is about as otherworldly as music gets with its interstellar guitars and David Bowie-ish vocals. "The Other Side" is one of the key songs on the record in that it openly expresses Mahler's fascination with the unknown.

On a less experimental note, shimmering melodies illuminate the dark beauty of "Nightpiano." It is here where Mahler and Schickling strike the most indelible moment of Best of Fusion as its union of subtly executed piano jazz and futuristic electronic rhythms achieves a heavenly marriage. Best of Fusion doesn't sound like anything else in a clone-drenched jazz market, and it deserves the widest applause.