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Ian Gillan Band


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.81 | 67 ratings

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4 stars We all know Ian Gillan from Deep Purple. Here he surrounds himself with excellent musicians to create a very interesting hard rock-Jazz-Rock/Fusion-crossover. Some Deep Purple fans might be put off by this because it is too jazzy and artsy, while the Jazz-Rock/Fusion purists might be put off by the fact that Gillan was one of the classic voices of heavy metal on albums like In Rock and Machine Head. No doubt this contributed to the relative obscurity of this album. Too bad, since both (open minded) Deep Purple fans and Jazz-Rock purists might very well enjoy this if they only gave it a chance.

Personally, I am a bigger fan of Deep Purple than I am of Jazz-Rock/Fusion, but this album is really good and even outshines many Deep Purple albums. And perhaps this is a good starting point for Deep Purple fans to get into Jazz-Rock and for the Jazz purists to get into heavy metal? Well, maybe not.

Collins Towns is a great keyboard player and this album is evidence of that - very good keyboard work. Indeed, as I said above, all the musicians are very talented.

This is the place to start if you want to hear Ian Gillan Band.

Highly recommended!

SouthSideoftheSky | 4/5 |


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