Count's Rock Band: Do Not Listen If You Hate Coltrane or Maggot Brain

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An early version of jazz-rock fusion, where the idea was to have jazz soloing over a rock rhythm section, more or less. Soprano saxophonist Steve Marcus chases the Trane from his most inside to his most outside and Larry Coryell provides the pinnacle of psychedelic pshredding. With the great Bob Moses on drums. If you don't believe me maybe you will believe this guy http://www.thetrickismusic.com/?tag=counts-rock-band or just listen for yourself on spotify. (still don't know how to create a simple link from with the app to paste here, sorry)

P-Moose (Wants To Get Moosed Up) (James Redd), Saturday, 31 December 2011 03:50 (seven years ago) link

http://open.spotify.com/album/5QGHbjBgdBoqXG6VPH4RZe

William (C), Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:01 (seven years ago) link

Ah, for a sec I thought this was a thread about Westbout artist The Counts. Which is also a great band.

Hurting, Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:16 (seven years ago) link

Annoying that Spotify doesn't have the s/t Coryell album, which is sometimes the same general idea. No idea why the song from that "Sex" isn't up there with like half of what Can did. Spotify does have "Lady Coryell" and the title track is pretty amazing, even by straight up rock standards...

http://open.spotify.com/track/2qeDC9tkHv3Xwm1JJxSnME

Fans of first-album VU guitar solos should stick around for around the fourth minute.

Also missing from Spotify, annoyingly, is his totally underrated rock-vocal album "Real Great Escape" which jazz fans are apparently unqualified to review...

dlp2917, Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:43 (seven years ago) link

At least youtube can help...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjeuEOkNFiw

dlp2917, Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:53 (seven years ago) link

Thanks. The first Count's Rock Band album, which was released as Steve Marcus, Tomorrow Never Knows, is also very similar and is also missing from Spotify.

P-Moose (Wants To Get Moosed Up) (James Redd), Saturday, 31 December 2011 19:32 (seven years ago) link

By the third album otoh, Larry C was gone and Bob M too, I think- it sounds like they all got blitzed, switched instruments "Hootenanny"-style and,um, sang

P-Moose (Wants To Get Moosed Up) (James Redd), Saturday, 31 December 2011 19:49 (seven years ago) link


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