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Extra Ball - Marlboro Country CD (album) cover


Extra Ball


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.11 | 9 ratings

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3 stars Marlboro Country is the second studio album from Extra Ball, released by Poljazz in 1978. Since the debut, Extra Ball had a major line-up change - the leader (Jarosław Śmietana) recorded this album with brand new team. The artistical direction also changed.

Marlboro Country represents Extra Ball heading for mainstream jazz territory. The album sounds... nice and optimistically, there are many regular, memorable melodies (the most memorable could be Wesoła Pieśń dla Keesa with great flute solo). There are also some more lyrical parts like Nocne Impresje or Pieśń dla Elvina Jonesa (which turns into free jazz for a while). Overall, accessibility would be the most attractive attribute of this album, particularly for those who don't expect a copy of Birthday (Extra Ball's debut album).

Nice, good instrumental jazz album. 3.5 stars.

Pablo_P | 3/5 |


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