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 (ten years ago) link
― William (C), Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:01 (ten 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 (ten 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...
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 (ten years ago) link
At least youtube can help...
― dlp2917, Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:53 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) link