sábado, 5 de dezembro de 2009

Missing Link - Nevergreen (1972 German Prog Rock Jazz Fusion)

ÓTIMA BANDA ALEMÃ QUE FAZIA UM ROCK PROGRESSIVO COM PITADAS JAZZ DE ALTÍSSIMA QUALIDADE!! QUALIDADE QUE TAMBÉM SE APLICA EM SEUS INTEGRANTES, VISTO QUE TINHA O BATERISTA "HOLGER BRANDT" QUE DEPOIS VIRIA A SER O BATERISTA DA ÓTIMA BANDA "SAHARA" (JÁ POSTADA AQUI NO SITE), E O TECLADISTA "DIETER MIEKAUTSCH" QUE INTEGRARIA DEPOIS AS DUAS ÓTIMAS BANDAS, A "MISSUS BEASTLY" (JÁ POSTADO AQUI) E "EMBRYO"!! ÓTIMO VENENO!!

This early 70’s jazz-rock band from Munich has had a rather short career; in fact, it lasted the space of an album called “Nevergreen”, released in 1972. Then the band broke up, most of their members scatttering about in various directions. They consisted of guitarist Markus Sing, soprano and alto sax player Gunther Latuschik, bassist Dave Schratzenstaller, vocalist Gabriel Dominik Mueller, future SAHARA drummer Holger Brandt, and keyboard player Dieter Miekautsch who would later join MISSUS BEASTLY and then EMBRYO.

They played typical 70's German progressive jazz rock in the style of THIRSTY MOON, early EMBRYO and KRAAN. Almost each of their album’s seven tracks seems to explore a different genre, at times centering around some jazzy sax riffs, at times surprising the listener with a quiet piano solo; or else venturing into loud, heavy rock outbursts mixed with acoustic guitar. The overall feel is quite jazzy and what stands out most is the interplay between guitar, sax and keyboards.

Should appeal to fans of EMBRYO and THIRSTY MOON as well as to some ARDO DOMBEC and XHOL fans. Although this album is not considered a classic by many experts of the German 70‘s progressive scene I’d say it’s absolutely on par with releases by EMBRYO, KRAAN or THIRSTY MOON and I’d highly recommend it to fans of those or mentioned British counterparts. Maybe not an essential but certainly an excellent addition to any Prog collection!

1. Spoiled Love (5:21)
2. Song for Ann (2:49)
3. Time Will Change (5:32)
4. Only Me (5:10)
5. Sorcery (5:24)
6. Filled Up (6:26)
7. Kids Hunting (6:13)
8. Friday On My Mind (bonus) (3:06)

Markus Sing / guitar
Gunther Latuschik / saxophone
Gabriel Dominik Mueller / vocal
Dieter Miekautsch / keyboard
Dave Schratzenstaller / bass
Holger Brandt / drums

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