Fused with either middle-eastern, latin, asian or african music + perhaps some rock, funk, folk, psychedelics and whatnot: jazz becomes jazz fusion, I guess. Loathed by purists (screw them anyway) and still slowly recovering from its self-inflicted late seventies reputation as show-offy, lifeless and smooth - but needless to say you won’t find any of that sort on this magic rug ride of swirling flutes, trippy percussion, hypnotic vibes and the like.
Btw: I got my title from Hopi mythology. Did you know that Spider Grandmother caused a bamboo to grow into the sky and that it eventually emerged into the Fourth World? True story.
1 The Dave Pike Set - Raga Jeeva Swara
2 Björn J:son Lindh - Abdo
3 Rena Rama - Batiali
4 Joe Zawinul - The Soul of a Village
5 Okay Temiz & Johnny Dyani - Black Sea Waves
6 Solar Plexus - Suite Part II : Solar Plexus
7 Michael Naura Quartet - Black Marlin
8 Mount Everest - S.J
9 Terje Rypdal - The Hunt
10 Jeremy Steig - Djinn Djinn
11 Hubert Laws - If You Knew
12 Svein Finnerud Trio - Delta
13 Boomerang / Бумеранг - Madras
14 David Friesen - Waterfall Rainbow