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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.75 | 79 ratings

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4 stars Jazz blended with african rhytms, that's what Osibisas self titled debut is. And it sounds great.

The first side is flawless. The first track "Dawn" is good, the second "Music for Gong Gong" is better andthe third "Ayiko Bia" even better. Sometimes it's fusion music and sometimes the rhytms tales over. It's always a wonderful balance between them.

The songs of side two sometimes sounds a little bit like Funk or Soul but it's still dominated by Fusion with a lot of rhytm. I sense this especially on "Oranges", the second track, and "Think about the People", the last.

Can't say I've been a big fan of Jazz but this is good! But then, it's the rhytms I appreciate the most. And the wonderful bass guitar.

The extraordinary cover art by Roger Dean is also worthy of a mention.

Frasse | 4/5 |


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