Sunday, May 17, 2015

Joy Unlimited - 1974 - Instrumental Impressions

Joy Unlimited
Instrumental Impressions

01. Breeding Ground 2:39
02. Jigsaw Man 2:30
03. Soul Gravy 3:46
04. Homunkulus 1:55
05. Santo Pueblo 3:35
06. Jamara 2:53
07. Silverstone 2:39
08. Blue Box 2:52
09. Parabolica 2:24
10. Laguna Seca 2:46
11. Herbie 1:50
12. Spektrum 3:28

Recorded 1972

 Roland Heck: organ, fender rhodes, piano, vibes, marimba, percussion
Gerd Köthe: flute, saxophone
Hans W. Herkenne: drums, percussion
Albin Metz: fender bass, trumpet
Dieter Kindl: fender bass, guitar, percussion
Klaus Nagel: flute, guitar, woodwind, percussion
Hans Lingenfelder: guitar

When I posted de rest of the Joy Unlimited albums I somehow forgot to post this one, a visitor requested it, and here it is.

Many original records with Italian Library Music are among the most sought-after collector's items of the jazz, funk and soundtrack fans today. They were produced by minor labels during the 1960s and 70s in small editions for license purposes only. One of these worldwide hunted cult albums from Italy is called "Instrumental Impressions" and appeared on the obscure Devega label from Milan in 1972. The rare LP was recorded by the legendary German progressive band "Joy Unlimited" from Mannheim, which caused quite a sensation with their mix of psychedelic rock, funk, soul and pop.

"Instrumental Impressions" features twelve excellent tracks of jazz-funk, psych rock and Latin music, with clever arrangements and perfect grooves. Frantic horns and flute lines, wah-wah guitars, psychedelic organ, Latin rhythms and jazzy saxophone or vibes develop a true kaleidoscope of varied retro sounds. The band plays music for an imaginary film of the counterculture, spiced with "killer breaks" and electronic effects."



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