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OVER THE TOP

Cozy Powell

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.56 | 17 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars Cozy Powell - a guy who needs no introduction.

First solo album of this renowed drummer is from 1979 entitled Over the top. Yes indeed is an album over the top, with some of the finest musicians of that decade and still respected today for their contribution to the music, Gary Moore (again a musician with a long CV), Don Airey on keys (ex Rainbow , Uriah Heep, etc), Berni Mardsen (ex Babe Ruth , Whitesnake), Clem Clempson also on guitars (Humble Pie) and Max Middleton from Jeff Beck fame. The music on this first solo output is jazz rock, something between Dixie Dregs and some lighter version of Jeff Beck solo releases combined with unmatch sound of Moore's guitar make from this first album to be a pretious one in jazz rock history. Here are pieces from fast drum beats to more paced ones to even some realy slow traks, all is here. The musicians contribute to the album a lot, and is clear that Cozt left them to make some improvisations here and there, thats wahy the album is good as a whole not only because is a Cozy Powell solo effort. Not many peoples knows Cozy as a jazz rock drummer, thay know him more from colaboration and aswell as full time member in bands like, Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, Rainbow, Michael Shencker Group (MSG) or ELP (Emerson, Lake and Powell). His contribution to the drummers improvements skills are without doubt unmatch and very well reicived by many musicians worldwide. Not very much to add, but if you like bands as Dixie Dregs , Jeff Beck you might give's this album a try. His solo efforts are maybe not something really outstanding, but are good as you can get from him. 3.5 rounded to 4.

b_olariu | 4/5 |

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