John Mayall Jazz Blues Fusion 1971

Jazz Blues Fusion is a live album by John Mayall.

It was recorded in Boston in November 1971 and in New York in December 1971.

After the success of The Turning Point when Mayall turned his back on traditional electric blues and worked with an acoustic band without a drummer, he continued to innovate.

The electric guitar is back as he worked on the connecting areas of blues and jazz.

John Mayall Jazz Blues Fusion.

Songs On John Mayall Jazz Blues Fusion

1. Country Road
2. Messin’ Around
3. Good Times Boogie
4. Change Your Ways
5. Dry Throat
6. Exercise In C Major
7. Got To Be This Way

Songs 1 to 4 (the original side 1) come from Boston and the remainder from New York.

This is an excellent album which remains rooted in the blues rather than any kind of jazz rock fusion.

Playing on the album are:

John Mayall – vocals, piano, guitar, harmonica
Freddy Robinson – lead guitar
Blue Mitchell – trumpet
Clifford Solomon – alto & tenor saxophone
Larry Taylor – bass guitar
Ron Selico – percussion

While Freddy Robinson isn’t the best known of John Mayall’s lead guitarists, he had already worked with Howlin’ Wolf and Ray Charles. He converted to Islam in 1975 and changed his name to Abu Talib.

These videos feature the music from the album rather than a live to film performance.

Country Road

Change Your Ways


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