Monday, February 9, 2015

Join In - 1974 - Kentalope Island

Join In
1974
Kentalope Island





01. Illusions (6:37)
02. Do It Yourself (4:41)
03. Dreams (3:00)
04. Kentalope Island (6:44)
05. Used To Play (3:45)
06. Fliwatüüt (3:45)

Bonustracks (CD-Reissue)
07. Bridge Street (7:54)
08. I Wanna Be A Bird (4:40)
09. Chicago Train (5:04)
10. Listen To The Story (7:22)
11. Airport Entrance (7:49)
12. Friday Evening (3:31)
13. Higher And Higher (2:26)
14. Circus (3:53)


- Werner Bleck / bass
- Udo Custodis / saxophone
- Edward "Eddy" Friedrich / drums
- Wilfried Jens / keyboards, guitar
- Jörg Radeck / guitar
with
- Udo Dobrzanski / bass
- Walter Biermann / bass
- Rodrigo Ramor / vocals
- Joschka Balint / bass
- Janosch Balint / piano
- Ricky Ramor / bass
- Frank Voigt / flute, vocals
- Robert Schulte-Hemming / trumpet
- Markus Budniok / keyboards
- Udo Preckel / acoustic guitar
- Wolfgang Baumann / saxophone
- Jürgen "Karl" Struck / saxophone, vocals
- Rick Schleicher / bass




They were founded in 1968 and changed their style of music quite often. They began with playing blues-rock, then changed to playing hard rock and ended up by playing jazz-rock in the seventies, each style containing progressive elements. Their only LP "Kentalope Island" was released in 1974 (Menga 3302).

Associates of Think, whose Ricky Ramor and Frank Voigt were amongst the many that passed through their ranks, Join In recorded their album at the same studio, with Eroc as engineer.KENTALOPE ISLAND is a pleasant record, with some slight Think references, but much more fusion, mixing jazzy musics with soft rock and prog elements typical of the era, comparable to many others: Guru Guru circa GLOBETROTTER, Cry Freedom, or Dutch acts like Alquin or Solution. For those that like such things, it's a good example of the genre, and all the better on the CD which includes some much stronger (if of not brilliant recording quality) material, where they live up to the band name much more, with some tasty jamming instrumental work.

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