Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spin - 1977 - Whirlwind


01. Tarantula
02. Baby's delight
03. Dance of the sea-gull
04. Telegraphcanyon-roadrunner
05. Super B
06. Yellow kites
07. You're a clown
08. T-Ford two

Rein van den Broek: Trumpet, flugelhorn
Jan Vennik: Flute, hobo, clarinet
Hans Jansen: Keyboards
Hans Hollestelle: Guitar, synthesizer
Jan Hollestelle: Bass guitar, cello
Cees Kranenburg: Drums, percussion
Martha Pendleton and Sue Chaloner: vocals (on [7])
Jean Toots Thielemans: harmonica (on [2, 7])
Bart van Lier: Trombone (on [2, 5, 7])

Second album by Spin and aswell their swansong, released in 1977 on Ariola named Whirlwind has the same atmosphere as previous release. Same funky jazz, well played, well balanced, some female voices of Martha Pendleton and Sue Chaloner appears on You're a clown, nice arrangements and smooth played. Again all pieces stands as good, but aswell nothing groundbreaking. I don't think worth 2 stars, 3 stars at least, some parts are realy good, make me give 3.5. The cover art is excellent like on first album. Enthusiasts of jazz/rock fusion might find this album a little bit on the soft side though, but the songs are well balanced and feature some catchy horn arrangements. Neither of them become very successful, so they disbanded in late 1977, but they leave behind some good example of how must sound this kind of jazz funk, also they had a minor hit in USA with the piece Grasshopper from their first album.

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