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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

NEW LIFE


by Kinesis

HEADFIRST RECORDS
HF-9705
1980
STEREO


SIDE A:



ROOT BEER
SMOKEY THE FUSION DOG
INTERNAL COMBUSTION
MEADOW SHADES
CHECK POINT

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SIDE B:



NEW LIFE
MARK'S MARK
MAKE ME YOURS
KINESIS

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Editor's comment: the older the jazz and the more big band-ish it sounds the more lukewarm I become towards it. I mean that in a favorable light. I like some of the old big band stuff with vocals. Instrumental pieces of the jazz flavor I don't really get into. The newer stuff sounds more ambiguously jazz and I'm sure that's where this fusion term comes into place. Jazz light seems like a harsh euphemism so what shall we call it, "easy listening"? Ah- yeah, lounge-style with a glass of something on the rocks. If only we could resurrect Eartha Kitt for one more smokey set.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great album. I purchased the New Life LP in 1981 and it still sounds fresh.If you wanted to put a lable to it other than just good music I would say 'Big Band Jazz Fusion'. Everyone here gets their say with plenty of solos on all instruments keyboards, brass, reeds, guitar and an exceptional drum solo on the self titled track 'Kinesis'.

Anonymous said...

it is a great album and i'm so glad to find it after so many years.

there's a problem with the side A. the download link never starts. tried over and over again. :(