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SUNBIRDS

Sunbirds

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.99 | 37 ratings

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DePloy
4 stars A song and a half in I'm sure this is a lost Herbie Mann album, and pow! In comes distorted electric piano with Philip Catherine's guitar mid second song.

Sunbirds is a very pleasant album that features bright, ornate rhythms that are given the happy treatment with loads of flute and a heavy dose of electric piano. This is one of the great early progfusion albums, and it finds a way to delicately balance the jazz and rock aspects effectively. Highlights include the extended "Spanish Sun" and the sublime "Sunshine". Unfortunately, " Blues for DS" sounds too much like a seventies soundtrack to an American TV sitcom for this album to be a masterpiece. This sterile piece brings the second side down a notch. Still a classic album for me that exemplifies the potential of the burgeoning worldwide jazzrock style.

DePloy | 4/5 |

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