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Schleigho (pronounced "shlay-ho") were a progressive jazz rock / fusion group out of New York City that existed from the early nineties until around 2004. The core of the band were drummer Erik Egol, flutist/guitarist Suke Cerulo, and jazz pianist Jesse Gibbon. There was a revolving door of bassists throughout their active existence, all of which were talented musicians. The band's sound was a mixture of mostly instrumental jazz rock / fusion, progressive rock, and funk.

Schleigho were a powerful sonic force, exhibiting incredible musicianship and engaging compositions. Like some other jazz / rock fusion bands of the 1990's, such as Soulive and Galactic, Scheigho drew inspiration from the jazz rock / fusion of the 1970's, but with an updated, more modern-sounding twist. Its compositions were very progressive, with many twists and turns, and incorporating odd time-signatures.

After three self-released albums the band signed to Allman Brothers Band's guitarist Butch Trucks' Flying Frog record label (now defunct) and released the superb "Continent" in 2000, followed by their final release, "Live at Ho-Down 2000" in 2001. While their earlier releases included some mediocre vocals here and there, by the release of "Continent," the music had, wisely, become entirely instrumental. The "Ho-Down" was the band's 3-year running annual festival concert held in Wendell, MA. Schleigho enjoyed some regional success in the northeastern United States, touring with several jam-bands of the era, even though they were not a jam band at all. The band wound down its active existence around 2004, but has periodically reunited for gigs over the years.

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Farewell to the Sun
4.50 | 2 ratings
In the Interest of Time
4.08 | 3 ratings

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Live at Ho-Down 2000

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 Continent by SCHLEIGHO album cover Studio Album, 2000
4.08 | 3 ratings

Schleigho Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Igor91

4 stars Schleigho was an outstanding jazz rock / fusion outfit hailing from the NYC area. The band had self-released three albums before offering up their fourth, and final, studio record, Continent. This record was their greatest achievement and was their first album to be completely instrumental (minus a spoken word part leading into the bonus track on the CD).

What you have on Continent is a nice blend of 70's-inspired jazz rock / fusion, progressive rock, and funk - all given a 90's update. While all the musicians are excellent, it's drummer Erik Egol who steals the show here (in my opinion, anyway). His playing is simply phenomenal, and he and bassist Matt Rubano lock-in and groove nicely. Add in some tasty, jazzy guitar and flute work from Suke Cerulo, and killer keys by Jesse Gibbon, and you have one special musical stew. This a very progressive set, with perfectly placed time changes and odd time-signatures to keep most prog-heads happy and engaged.

The band did release one live record after this one as their swan song, but Continent is the band at their best. I'm so happy this band finally ended up here on PA, for they are an excellent example of progressive jazz rock / fusion of that era. I highly recommend this release for lovers of jazz rock / fusion and progressive rock alike. If you like this one, their previous album, In the Interest of Time, is also a stellar piece of music. I give Continent a solid 4 stars.

Thanks to tapfret for the artist addition.

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