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Kaleidoskop biography
KALEIDOSKOP was jazz-rock band originated from Bremen. Group started as one of the many jazz influenced combos in the first half of 1970s with audible elements from psychedelic rock, soul and krautrock oriental leanings.

Result was one self-titled album recorded in Hannover and released in 1974 with lineup consisting three saxophonists: Ulrich FREMKE (alto, played also on clarinet), Wolfgang SCHMEER (soprano, also on flute) and Peter BARKHOLD (tenor,soprano, vocals). The group also included GŁnter BLENDERMANN on bass, Dietmar SCHMIDT on percussions and Wolfgang SCHMIDT on organs, electric piano and guitar.

Some members were later assosiated with blues rock KALEIDOSKOP BAND and rock bands: BUFFALO and SUNDIKAT, so KALEIDOSKOP remains their only journey towards jazzy krautrock with long compositions - full of Hammond organ, saxophones and flute solos.

KALEIDOSCOP can be compared to classic groups like OUT OF FOCUS, THIRSTY MOON, jazzy incantation of XHOL CARAVAN and recently resurfaced STAGG.

Bio by HarryAngel746

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Kaleidoskop Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Mellotron Storm
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— First review of this album —
4 stars KALEIDOSKOP were a six piece Jazz Rock band out of Bremen, Germany releasing this sole album back in 1974. Three of the members play horns so we get tenor, alto and two soprano sax, clarinet and flute too. The drumming is excellent as is the bass. Both give brief solos but really it's the horns, flute and organ that tend to solo most often. Some electric piano too but not a lot unfortunately. One of the horn players adds vocals to the only track with singing on "Stranger Blue". He has a unique tone to his voice. This is simply an entertaining release that is impressive on many levels. A talented band. There's so much here that I like here but it's not all praise worthy but still worth the 4 stars in my opinion. The way they change styles is cool with that jamming, trippy sound making me smile. Then there's that dissonance and those experimental bits along with the complexity that spells winner. A lot to absorb here.
Thanks to historian9 for the artist addition.

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