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Joan Torres's All Is Fused

Bassist, composer, producer Joan Torres has led the Jazz Fusion ensemble All Is Fused since 2011. With 3 albums released to date, a 4th album in production, multiple award nominations, and the Vox Pop award for the Fusion Album category of the 14th annual IMAs, the ensemble has been described as going "far beyond complex musical ideas managing to weave in a true sonic narrative" in their music (Music News 2016). Throughout several releases All Is Fused has appealed to genre and non-genre fans alike.

Torres got the group together to record their first album, titled Before, on January 10 and 11, 2012 at Playbach Studio in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The album features guitarist Sergio González, pianist David Ojeda, drummer Fernando García, alto saxophonist Jonathan Suazo and guitarist Gabriel Vicéns. The album was released May 21, 2012. Before was received well by critics which earned new opportunities for both Torres and the ensemble. Shortly thereafter, Emanual Rivera joined the group as the primary pianist. In February 2013, All Is Fused performed music from the album Before at a Jazz forum for the community of the Puerto Rico Music Conservatory. Having acquired a following in the Puerto Rico area, they decided to look ahead to the future and invest energy on getting the music beyond the island and into the world.

In March 2013, Joan Torres's All Is Fused was nominated in two categories for the 12th Annual Independent Music for their critically-acclaimed debut album Before. The group also went on tour through the New Orleans, Louisiana area in November 2013.

In 2014, they recorded and released their second album, The Beginning, launched a successful crowdfunding campaign, and performed in one of Puerto Rico's “Ventana al Jazz” Festivals on April 27th.

In 2015, their music was featured in a variety of review publications including The Huffington Post. Furthermore, The Beginning earned a nomination in the 14th Annual Independent Music Awards (the group's third IMA nomination), ultimately winning the Vox Pop award in the Fusion Album category in 2016.

On June 24, 2016 they debuted music from their third album, Of the Musical, at The Center in San Francisco, California. They recorded this new album at the historic and influential Different Fur Studios in San Francisco between June 27 and 29. Grammy winner Dave Darlington mixed and mastered the album. Of the Musical was released November 21, 2016, earning 3 nominations at the IMA’s including Jazz Producer, Best Fusion Album, and Best Fusion Song for the track Demiurge.

All is Fused is now in post-production on their 4th album release, Revolution. The music debuted at the SFJAZZ Center and was recorded at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco, CA in August 2018. The sessions were recorded by Sean Paulson and the album was mixed and mastered by Grammy winner Dave Darlington. The album features several special guests including trumpet player Julius Meléndez and percussionist Paoli Mejías. The album is scheduled for release in April 2019.