Iconoclastic and prolific jazz-rock guitarist David 'Fuze'
Fiuczynski, a jazz player who “doesn't want to play just
jazz,” has been hailed by the world press as an incredibly
inventive guitar hero, who continues to deliver with music that
is unclassifiable, challenging and invigorating. An innovative
musician who has released nine CDs and a double live DVD, Fuze
is best known as the leader of the Screaming Headless Torsos. In
1994 David—in collaboration with keyboardist John Medeski
of Medeski Martin & Wood—woke up the sleeping jazz fusion
world with a landmark CD, "Lunar Crush," which was chosen by
Guitar Player's 30th Anniversary Edition as a
“Disc of Destiny.” It was, in Guitar
Player's estimation, one of the most influential albums of
the last thirty years.
In 1995 Fuze released another influential album as bandleader
and primary writer with his long-time group Screaming Headless
Torsos titled “1995”, for Warner/Discovery Records.
In 2001 David bought back the rights to the first two Screaming
Headless Torsos CDs, “Live!!” and “1995”
and released them on his own label, FuzeLicious Morsels.
“JazzPunk” (1999) was the first CD released on the
new label, to great critical acclaim, followed by
“Amandala” (2000) and “Black Cherry Acid Lab"
In addition to being a prolific writer, arranger and
bandleader, David has recorded and performed with some of the
highest profile jazz artists working today. Fuze has appeared on
over 95 albums by other artists and toured extensively with many
Fuze is a full time faculty professor at Berklee College of
Music in Boston. David has developed his own teaching concept
based on chord scale theory in jazz and especially non-jazz
contexts. His emphasis is on improvised techniques and expanding
creativity. In recognition of his unique artistry as an
instrumentalist, writer and arranger, David is a past nominee
for the Herb Alpert/Cal Arts "Genius" Award for outstanding
David was born in the United States and raised in Germany. He
returned to the US for college, and was awarded a Bachelor of
Music degree from the New England Conservatory in 1989. He lives with his wife, vocalist and graphic artist Lian Amber, near Northampton, Massachusetts.
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