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IF 3

If

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.02 | 44 ratings

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Kingsnake
5 stars I am so enthousiastic about this band.

I only recently discovered them. So to me they are a "new band", so I don't have to worry about not discovering great new bands.

What I love about If is the crossover of 70's rock and jazzrock. The vocals, organ and overall song-approach almost make them a rockband, but the abundance of sax, groove and dynamics make them a bonafide jazzrock band. Most 70's jazzrock is without vocals, so it's very different to other jazzrockbands. The vocals have a theatrical flair to them, making them almost a progrock-band. Also the production, use of flute and the guitar-sound have that classic progrock-feel.

I really don't understand that I have never heard of this band before. They could easily fall in the same category as Caravan and Camel, but with less prominent guitar and more saxophone.

I can recommend this band and this album to all who like prog and jazzrock and seventies rock in general. Really great and very underrated stuff!

Kingsnake | 5/5 |

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