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The Group


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.31 | 25 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars THE GROUP were a short lived Jazz Rock band out of Finland led by the legendary Pekka Pohjola the master of the bass. Both he and Vesa Aaltonen the drummer were on that final MADE IN SWEDEN album from 1976, the drummer was with TASAVALLAN PRESIDENTI prior to that. Pekka really never stopped releasing solo album through the 70's, 80's and 90's but of course is going to be known by many for his time with the great WIGWAM. We get a keyboardist and a guitarist as well.

This is obviously going to be a well played record but honestly the bass really does sound a class above the rest except for maybe Vesa on drums. Pekka just has the skills and experience but also the vision when it comes to his music. This would be a rare slip in my opinion, at least I would never consider going past 3 stars and man I've been listening to almost nothing but Jazz related music since last September. This doesn't rise anywhere close to the top but it was worth it to hear Pekka Pohjola take command of a song with his bass one more time.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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