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CURT CRESS CLAN

Curt Cress

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.03 | 5 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Curt Cless Clan formed around drumer Curt Cless of course is one shot wonder group with only one album released in 1975 selftitled and re issued on CD by Sireena label digipak format in 2010. Well what we have here is a kind of jazz fusion funk almost typical for thet period, no groundbreaking moments, only being the opening track Cyclone who is btw killer, Curt druming on this pieces and of course the rest of the musicicans involved here is top notch. This album released when he was still a Passport member, maybe the music goes towards Passport influnce in places, but to me is little less intrsting the on Passport same period. Anyway some great musicians here, all memebers being in or later one joining good bands from progressive rock/ jazz fusion realm like Volker Kriegel on keyboards, Dave King later on with Snowball, Curt Cress from intialy in Orange Peel and going through Passport to Atlantis, so a bunch of great skilfull musicians, unfortunatly is not enough to be only skilful as individual is needed to work like a unit to come with something special, this album is only ok, not a bad one but sometime is to releaxed and safe jazz fusion. If the rest of the album were sounding like opening track Cyclone then for sure would be much better, that piece kick ass, the rest are only good nothing really impresive moments are present. A forgotten album, maybe with the re issue on CD they will get more attention. 3 stars for this release.
b_olariu | 3/5 |

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