Week of August 17, 2008


Gerard Maimone - electric piano, moog, Korg, vibraphone, piano
Michel Perez - guitars
Rido Bayonne - bass, percussion
Patrick Garel - drums, percussion, keyboards

Typical instrumental jazz-rock from the seventies with the emphasis on electric piano and electric guitar with a Latin touch. It is comparable to a jazzy Santana, several Spanish fusion groups or even Return To Forever and Brand X. The musicianship is excellent, dominated by Gerard Maimone's keyboards and compositions. Top of the heap are "Black Hill Samba" and "Chattanooga" (on their first album), both clocking in at 12 minutes. This is a good example of French jazz-rock undeterred by the "zeuhl" movement.

Taken from Scented Gardens of the Mind - A guide to the Golden Era of Progressive Rock (1968-1980) in more than 20 European Countries, by Dag Erik Asbjørnsen, Borderline Productions, ISBN 1-899855-12-2

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