Embryo is a German ethno-jazz/rock ensemble that debuted with the Ohr release Opal in 1970, followed by nine albums though the decade on United Artists, Brain, April, and other labels. During the 1980s, a further round of releases appeared on Schneeball and Materiali Sonori. Members: Christian Burchard (vibraphone, hammer dulcimer, percussion, vocals, marimba, drums, 1969-2018), […]

Charlie Mariano – Reflections (1974)

Reflections is an album by American big-band saxophonist Charlie Mariano, recorded with Finnish jazz-rock musicians and released in 1974 on RCA Victor. Tracklist: A1. “Glenford Crescent” (5:40) A2. “Naima” (8:48) A3. “Brother Muthaiah” (7:16) A4. “Spanish Dance No. 2” (4:26) B1. “Blue in Green” (5:52) B2. “Thiruvarankulam” (4:53) B3. “Chile” (6:03) B4. “Rambling” (10:57) Credits: Charlie […]

Toto Blanke – Spider’s Dance (1975)

Spider’s Dance is the debut solo album by German jazz-rock guitarist Toto Blanke, released in 1975 on Vertigo. Tracklist: A1. “Lady’s Bicycle Seat Smeller” (7:00) A2. “Intermission” (6:58) A3. “Rocbaron” (2:45) A4. “Toto” (6:22) B1. “Spider’s Dance” (4:33) B2. “Prelude” (0:58) B3. “Slight Touch of Hepatitis” (14:28) Credits: Toto Blanke — electric guitar, acoustic guitar, […]

Jasper Van’t Hof’s Pork Pie ‎– The Door Is Open (1976)

The Door Is Open is the second album by Pork Pie, the multinational jazz-rock collective led by Dutch pianist Jasper Van’t Hof. The album was released in 1976 on MPS. Tracklist: A1. “Devil Toes” (5:37) A2. “Zana” (7:25) A3. “Telisi Rama” (5:09) A4. “He’s Gone” (2:32) B1. “Simul Synchrone” (6:14) B2. “Avoid the Year of […]

Eberhard Weber ‎– Yellow Fields (1976)

Yellow Fields is an album by German jazz bassist Eberhard Weber, released in 1976 on ECM. Tracklist: A1. “Touch” (4:58) A2. “Sand-Glass” (15:40) B1. “Yellow Fields” (10:05) B2. “Left Lane” (13:35) Credits: Charlie Mariano — soprano saxophone, shenai, nagaswaram, composer Rainer Brüninghaus — keyboards Eberhard Weber — electric bass Jon Christensen — drums Martin Wieland […]

The Mysterious Flying Orchestra ‎– The Mysterious Flying Orchestra (1977)

The Mysterious Flying Orchestra is a jazz-funk album by the namesake studio ensemble headed by producer Bob Thiele with a host of notable players, including Charlie Mariano, Larry Coryell, Lonnie Liston Smith, and Steve Marcus. The album was released in 1977 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. “Improvisational Rondo for Saxophone and Guitar” (7:06) A2. “Shadows” (7:04) A3. “A […]