6 Songs, 40 Minutes


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holografik ,

a jewel from the mid 70's

It is hard to believe that there still exists such outstanding music from the 70's , which was never released on CD.there's no doubt that atmospheres belongs in the superb category. The recordings on the 5th of february 1972 are the finest jazz and fusion, celebrated by some of the world's best musicians including Ralph Towner, Steve Khan, John Abercrombie, Billy Cobham and Rick laird and of course leader, composer/producer/saxman Clive Stevens, who maybe somebody knows from manfred mann chapter 3 and Caparius (alongside the soft machine)one of the most exciting bands from the early 70's in the jazz and rock scene.
Exciting and experimental - but from a contemporary perspective Atmospheres almost sounds catchy. The music lives from the heavenly teamwork between the musicians and their extraordinary abilities. What goes on here as far as "Groove" is unbelievable. the track "Yesterday, today and Tomorrow" includes all the qualities of every musician. it just grooves without ending , the guitarists lay on dazzling free flowing lines over the track while fender rhodes and soprano sax are pulling the music in unexpected directions and you have the feeling that they never play against- but always together. on this remarkable day there must have been an electric atmosphere of creativity. No idea that such a masterpiece was not released before. Great that ESC Records has re released the album with a great remastered sound. Hopefully this CD will get the attention it deserves Highly recommended 20/20 excellent -- Musikansich/ Ingo Andruschkewitsch

jazzmammy ,

A bit of the past that fits Today!

This is a beautiful song with a who's who collection of musicians with Clive Stevens driving the ship!

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