Keyboard Captain RICK WAKEMAN Explores The Outer Reaches Of Rock & Jazz With A New FUSION SYNDICATE Performance!

Keyboard Captain RICK WAKEMAN Explores The Outer Reaches Of Rock & Jazz With A New FUSION SYNDICATE Performance!

16th August 2023 0 By John Deaux

The Fusion Syndicate is the extraordinary supergroup of unparalleled musical virtuosos who first came together in 2012 with the release of their self-titled studio album, which promptly became one of the most talked about releases in fusion jazz. Master keyboard player Rick Wakeman, a man whose accomplishments extend to the far corners of the galaxy and beyond, performed on the lead-off track from that album, “Random Acts Of Science” alongside fusion icons Jimmy Haslip of the Yellowjackets and Jerry Goodman of Mahavishnu Orchestra. Now, Wakeman returns to the Syndicate with an orbit-shattering performance of a new song!


“Io” is one of the most pivotal tracks on Fusion Syndicate’s new album A Speedway On Saturn’s Rings. Named for fourth largest moon of Jupiter, “Io” takes its astronomical theme seriously with walls of spacey synths powering a rocket-fueled thruster of a track that blasts off with a killer groove, laid down by a rhythm section of PiL bassist Jah Wobble and Frank Zappa drummer Chester Thompson, and becomes a showcase for some of Wakeman’s most gravity-defying keyboard solos!


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A Speedway On Saturn’s Rings is the long-awaited follow-up album to the monumental debut album by The Fusion Syndicate with stellar performances by members of Genesis, Megadeth, Focus, Gong, Fishbone, Yes, Public Image Ltd., and lots more. The album also includes bonus tracks, all new remixes of tracks from the first FS album which include Steve Stevens, Billy Sheehan, Mel Collins, Derek Sherinian, Jay Beckenstein, and lots more! Available everywhere on September 22!


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  1. A Speedway On Saturn’s Rings feat. Al Di Meola, Jah Wobble (Public Image Ltd.), Chester Thompson (Genesis / Brand X)
  2. Planet 15 feat. Chris Poland (Megadeth)
  3. Io feat. Rick Wakeman (Yes)
  4. Escape From The Black Hole feat. Angelo Moore (Fishbone)
  5. The Bottle feat. Bootsy Collins (Parliament), Brian Jackson (Gil Scott Heron), Fernando Perdomo, Carmine Appice (Cactus / Vanilla Fudge)
  6. Blasting Off feat. Jan Akkerman (Focus)
  7. Lunar Rover On Mars feat. Didier Malherbe (Gong)
  8. Coming Back Home feat. Steve Stevens, Alphonso Johnson (Weather Report)


  1. Random Acts Of Science feat Rick Wakeman (Yes), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Nik Turner (Hawkwind), Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets / Alan Holdsworth)
  2. Stone Cold Infusion feat. Steve Stevens, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater / Liquid Tension Experiment), Mel Collins (King Crimson), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
  3. Molecular Breakdown feat. Jay Beckenstein (Spyro Gyra), Billy Sheehan (Steve Vai), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), David Sancious (The E Street Band)
  4. Particle Accelerations feat. Larry Coryell, Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater / Black Country Communion), Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea Elektric Band), Chester Thompson (Genesis / Brand X)

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