Softcover/318 pages / 8.50 x 0.7 x 11.0 inches
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Founded in 1978 and still going in 2018, Astral Project has been “New Orleans’ best-kept secret” – a world-class modern-jazz group composed of the city’s finest players. Beneath its funky Big Easy style the group has a spiritual agenda: put the audience on the astral plane.
In A Higher Fusion, drawing on interviews with group members and some 40 other New Orleans musicians, along with an inconceivable quantity of other research, David Lasocki paints a lively picture of Astral Project and its history. He looks at the group’s spiritual agenda and considers why it has never become world-famous. He alson examines Astral Project’s recordings, studio and live, in illuminating detail. A comprehensive discography and an equally comprehensive bibliography are thrown in for good measure.