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Blue Effect (Modrư Efekt) - The Blue Effect & The Jazz Q Prague: Coniunctio CD (album) cover


Blue Effect (Modrư Efekt)


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.65 | 87 ratings

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3 stars Totally different from the debut that was almost all made of blues, this album marks a sudden change in the band's direction.

The album is opened by a side long track: "Coniuctio I" which has still some blues inside but it's more hard. It would be more correct speaking of two different tracks joined together. I really don't hear any Jazz or Fusion in the first half. This is almost a psychedelic long track which contains chaotic parts, rock parts and also a flute solo in a Ian Anderson style (but without the folk tunes). Only when the bass replaces the flute at minute 10, it sounds like free jazz, of good quality too. The piano parts are chaotic and turn into less eclectic with guitar and flute.

The second track starts with a Canterbury flavour due to strings and flute, but many parts are more bluesy with psychedelic suggestions. Similar to early Caravan, just more rock.

"Perhaps we'll probably take the dog out". Perhaps and probably sound strange in the same sentence, but regardless the title, this is free jazz. It's a kind of music that requires some excercise from the listener. If youare not familiar with it I suggest to avoid concentrating on a single instrument and try to take pleasure from the ensemble. Let the music flow to your neck.

"Coniucto II" is the only track which can be defined as 100% Jazz Rock Fusion. It contains some blues, too and the general sensation is like Soft Machine meeting the Cream.

It's still a non-essential album, even if it's more mature and experimental than the debut, so I'm rating it with three stars, but in any case is a good album and if you like bop or other cold forms of jazz you won't be disappointed.

octopus-4 | 3/5 |


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