'Fusion Illusion by Process Seven' is an album
with diverse influences ranging from 'old-style' 70's funk to
progressive rock, latino and jazz-fusion.
Guitars are played by Shane Hill, who over the
years has traded licks with the likes of Larry Coryell (of the Eleventh
House), Mike Walker (of the Impossible Gentlemen), Tal Farlow, and
recorded with Acoustic Alchemy guitarists Greg Carmichael & Simon
James. He has also recorded with celebrated pianists Jason Rebello (of
the Jeff Beck Band) and Rainer Brüninghaus (Jan Garbarek Band). He has
frequently worked with the legendary bass player Dave Markee (former
Eric Clapton & Frank Zappa bands).
Bass grooves are provided by Paul Downing, who as a
highly respected bass player & composer, has worked with the likes
of Jazz vocalists Mark Murphy and Stacey Kent. Fusion guitarists John
Etheridge and Phil Robson as well as the cream of the London Jazz scene.
Drums & percussion are provided by Mack
Appleton, the solid backbone of the album. Saxes are played by Peter
King and Sam Walker, who between them have recorded and performed with
the likes of John Dankworth, Ray Charles and Michael Garrick.