1984 Fuse One – Ice

Ice is an album by Fuse One, released in 1984.

Fuse One was a group of jazz musicians who collaborated for two albums released on CTI Records and one album released on GNP Crescendo Records.

The albums Fuse One and Silk were produced by Creed Taylor. The first album was arranged by Jeremy Wall of Spyro Gyra, the second by Leon Chancler of Weather Report and the third by Dave Matthews.

Membership was not concrete, but included Tony Williams, Joe Farrell, John McLaughlin, Stanley Turrentine, Wynton Marsalis, Larry Coryell, Lenny White, Paulinho Da Costa, Ronnie Foster, Stanley Clarke, George Benson, Todd Cochran, Leon “Ndugu” Chancler, Tom Browne, Dave Valentin, Jorge Dalto, and Eric Gale.

The liner notes to their first album described the group thus: “Fuse One is conceived as a forum in which major contemporary musicians perform according to their own musical disciplines and without the constraints that accompany leader responsibilities. Each player brings in new compositions and ideas.


1  Ice (Dave Matthews; Steve Gadd) 06:41
2  Groovin’ Song (Dave Matthews) 07:15
3  A Lonely Smile (Dave Matthews) 05:22
4  Just Funkin’ Around (Dave Matthews) 06:30
5  Requiem For Marvin (Dave Matthews) 06:07
6  Fuse It (Dave Matthews) 07:11



BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarJohn Tropea
GuitarLarry Coryell
Acoustic GuitarLarry Coryell
Electric PianoJeremy Wall
SynthesizerClifford Carter
SaxRonnie Cuber
SaxGeorge Young
TrumpetTom Browne
PercussionSammy Figueroa

Other Musicians

Liner Notes

Producer – Dave Matthews
Producer (Executive) – Shigeyuki Kawashima
Arranged By – Dave Matthews
Conductor – Dave Matthews
Engineer – Tom Jung
Engineer (Assistant) – Scott James

Design, Illustration – Shuzi Sugimura

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Recorded At – A&R Studios