Kjol Take it on ,Germany 1979 Jazz Rock, Fusion
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Kjol - Take it on ,Germany (1979)Jazz-Rock, Fusion

Obscure and underrated jazz rock from Germany, private press issued in 1979.Multi-national Jazz-Rock group, which was found in late-70's by guitarist Heinz Affolter.Affolter was allso the main composer of the group, which featured also drummer Dave Doran, his sister Brigeen on saxes and bassist Walter Stricker.The debut ''Take it all'' was recorded in March 1979 at the Tonstudio Zuckerfabrik in Stuttgart and released the same year in Switzerland through the Tonstudio's label.

This is very nice Jazz-Rock/Fusion, way better than the endless manipulations offered by many bands of the style, with a great atmosphere throughout and occasional psychedelic and spacey vibes here and there.The opening ''Do it again'' is a short piece of mediocre Funk/Jazz, not really representative of Kjol's sound but the two long tracks following are really great examples of inventive Jazz-Rock.Hypnotic guitars meet melodic saxes and a furious rhythm section, still the compositions maintain a grandiose attitude all the way, close to the approach of Jasper van't Hof's PORK PIE.The flipside offers the interesting frenetic guitar solos of Affolter on the opening ''Moving force'' along with Doran's heavy percussions, while in ''Eleonore`s Downfall'' Free Jazz is blended with Brass Rock, containing massive sax solos and good breaks.''Green Island'' is a whole another story.This is a smooth farewell with soft piano and mellow saxes to calm things down after the previous tsunami of instrumental attacks.

Nice and aggresive Psych/Jazz/Fusion of decent quality.Better than the bunch of uninteresting releases of the genre and strongly recommended even for fans of a more proggy sound.


Tracklist

A1 Do It Again 0:00
A2 For Magie 3:53
A3 Maria 12:55


B1 Moving Force 20:38
B2 Eleonore's Downfall 27:21
B3 Green Island 37:10


Credits

Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Brigeen Doran
Bass – Walter Stricker (tracks: A1 to B2)
Composed By, Guitar – Heinz Affolter (tracks: A1 to B2)
Drums, Percussion – Dave Doran (2) (tracks: A1 to B2)
Engineer, Mixed By – Johannes Wohlleben
Mastered By [Cut] – SST (8)
Mixed By – Christoph Wertz
Photography By [Cover Photo] – Hans Eggermann
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