FUSIÓN "Top Soul" LP


Impossible to find jazz/soul/funk monster by Fusión, issued in Chile in 1975 by ALBA (ALD-041)—a fulsome combination of funk, electric jazz, and soul, with Latin roots. Bassist Enrique Luna had lived and studied art in New York, and knew first-hand the last, avant-garde years of John Coltrane, and Miles Davis’ mutation from hard bop trendsetter into an electric jazz pioneer; Matias Pizarro had appeared on the scene in the mid-60s as a young pianist of outstanding technical ability and advanced ideas. Together they formed a band around a core of Peruvian musicians, with soloists including David Estánovich (tenor sax) and Lautaro Rosas (guitar), plus a rhythm trio of Mario Lecaros (electric piano, former Village Trio), and Orlando Avendaño (drums), with guest appearances by trumpeter Daniel Lencina, and young percussionist Santiago Salas (Santa y su gente). Censorship during the Chilean military regime meant heavy restrictions on artists. Thus the Fusión album was pressed in a very limited quantity, and never legally re-issued—until now! 180 gram limited edition of 500 copies. Bi-lingual insert explores Fusión in the context of the rich Chilean music scene

•First time vinyl reissue of 1975 funk/jazz collector Holy Grail

•Super grooving, funky electric jazz with Latin roots

•Bi-lingual insert explores Fusión in the context of the rich Chilean music scene

•Limited to 500 copies

Track List:
Side A
01 Thank you 2:40
02 Dedos 4:16 
03 Balada de Matias 5:13
04 Mambiadito 3:19
05 Way back home 3:30 
06 Pulseras 1:34 

Side B
01 You are the sunshine of my life 3:10
02 Lamentacion 4:40 
03 Para toda la gente 3:28 
04 Dee blooz 2:55

Catalogue number: LION LP-130
UPC: 778578313012