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Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.12 | 44 ratings

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5 stars I know why a lot of excellent jazz-rock fusion grows (or used to grow) in the United States; because this country is the birthplace of jazz and rock, so they just fused together.

I have sampled quite a few non-US albums that purported to be "fusion", and (no names named for the sake of peace), well, they either weren't good enough, or weren't jazz-rock fusion enough. Venezuela .. Brazil .. Hungary ..the UK ... France .. Italy .. Norway .. things just didn't seem to be "fusing" properly in these otherwise lovely places. I couldn't even consider John McLaughlin and Jean-Luc Ponty as "British" and "French" respectively, because they were living and working in the US when they did what they did best in their careers.

With the notable exception of the German United Jazz-Rock Ensemble, and the Russian band Arsenal (to a limited degree), perhaps.

The Czechoslovakia of the 70s was a standalone phenomenon in this respect. Somehow the country the size of Pennsylvania, tucked away behind the Iron Curtain produced 3 world class fusion bands: Energit, Modry Efekt and Jazz-Q within a short period of time.

Energit's Energit is probably my favorite title of all the albums, produced by the said 3 bands in that period. I would be struggling to adequately describe its "features and benefits", but would certainly recommend that everI

With its Inventive and, frankly, refreshing melody lines, highest level musicianship and the contagious upbeat mood Energit could give a head start to just about any of the internationally revered fusion bands.

The best feature of Energit is the smile that it leaves on your face .. I would recommend that you consider treateing yourself to your own copy of Energit!

Argonaught | 5/5 |


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