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WOYAYA

Osibisa

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.10 | 49 ratings

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Frasse
4 stars This album continues where their debut ended. By this I mean it contains even more great Fusion Jazz blended with african rhytms. And an even better looking sleeve cover by Roger Dean. IMO one of his best ever.

Fisrt side begins with "Beautiful Seven", whish begins with a flute solo as moody as mentioned cover art. Then it breaks into frenzy rhytms and chantings before it ends with a reprise of the flute. "Y Sharp" is a pretty good Jazz Rock tune while "Spirits Up Above" is a slower one whish turns into faster pace with piano, then guitar and then horns.

So far a little more conventional than the debut album (nothing bad at all though). The second side begins with what is maybe the records best track, "Survival". It begins with frenzy drums and evolves to a groovy Funk song. A sound that continues on "Move On" while "Rabiatu" contains even more loveable rhytms than usual. The title track is IMO surprisingly the weakest. For some reason I don't like it's slower approach. It becomes better at the end though.

I don't think this album is as good as their first but that doesn't say very much.

Frasse | 4/5 |

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