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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.82 | 93 ratings

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5 stars Well, the first album of "If" brings probably the best jazz rock album from that early era (when the fusion like Mahavishnu Orchestra was just planned). Great debut and one of my favourite albums begins slowly with unusual rhytm, but later it rises to the agressive, yet beautyful song. All musicians are masters, but the singer is extraordinary even among the best vocalists.

Next song is an instrumental piece, again in unusual song structure and so on... The rest of the songs are more rockin' pieces, Raise The Level of Your Conscious Mind has some nice popish refrain and superb guitar performance.

Needless to say, that if you like bands like Colosseum, Doctor Feelgood (USA jazz rock, not Dr. Feelgood!) or even BS&T or early Chicago Transit Authority, this album is a must. I dare say that "If" is even superior to the rest of the groups.

Absolutely an masterpiece of jazzrock, fresh, unique, rocking and lots of more adjectives...

Hejkal | 5/5 |


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