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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.51 | 3 ratings

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3 stars Germany-based multi-national (mostly - Americans) band's second album is original and interesting one for the year of its release and it dated well too. Band plays mostly instrumental jazz rock based on African rhythms and Latin fusion melodics. Band founder's Lou Blackburn trumpet is main instrument soloing over rhythm section, and the whole album sounds as Santana's African version with trumpet soloing instead of his guitar.

Rhythm section plays important role as well, drums-percussion in combination with rich electric bass build great groovy background for soloing reeds. Compositions are all melodic and easy accessible, so all album sounds as great and pleasant listening without being cheesy.

Really interesting recordings for fans of early world fusion, unhappily very obscure .My rating is 3+.

snobb | 3/5 |


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