Sunbirds: Sunbirds (1971) (2011 Reissue + Bonus Tracks) [WV]



Artist: Sunbirds

Album: Sunbirds
Genre: Jazz-Fusion, Progressive Rock
Year: 1971
Country: Germany
Label/Catalog: Garden Of Delights / CD 161 (2011 Reissue)

Format: WV (image+cue+log)



PORTUGUÊS:
Eis aqui mais outra pérola perdida no tempo resgatada pela Garden Of Delights e lançada pela primeira vez em CD há pouquíssimo tempo. O Sunbirds, além de ser uma super banda formada por músicos renomados de diversas nacionalidades, era um dos vários projetos de estúdio liderados pelo baterista alemão Klaus Weiss. Tendo lançado dois álbuns, este em questão - o primeiro - contava com: o tecladista austríaco Fritz Pauer, que já havia fundado seu próprio trio e era integrante da ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk, ou companhia austríaca de radiodifusão) Big Band; o flautista holandês Ferdinand Povel, que era integrante do Dusko Goyovich's Summit Quartet; o guitarrista anglo-belga Philip Catherine, que atualmente é creditado em dezenas de álbuns; o baixista estadunidense Jimmy Woode, que já tocou com grandes nomes do jazz como Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie e Sarah Vaughan, fora a ORF Big Band também; e o percussionista venezuelano Juan Moreno, que participou de outros projetos com Klaus Weiss.

Neste álbum, o Sunbirds apresenta um jazz-fusion inteiramente instrumental bastante suave e atmosférico com influências do rock progressivo, que em alguns momentos podem até lembrar Soft Machine ou Xhol. Aparentemente a maior influência para as composições deste álbum é o sol, a começar pelo nome da banda, pela capa do próprio álbum e pelos nomes de algumas das músicas. Mas, em outras palavras, uma obra-prima que passou a ser bastante cotada no mercado de colecionadores também pela sua raridade.


ENGLISH:
Here's another jewel lost in time unearthed by Garden Of Delights and also released for the first time in CD very recently. Sunbirds, besides being a superband formed by renowned musicians from diverse nationalities, was one of the many studio projects led by German drummer Klaus Weiss. Having released two albums, this one in question - the first - brought in: Austrian keyboardist Fritz Pauer, who had already founded his own trio and was member of ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk, or Austrian broadcasting company) Big Band; the Dutch windplayer Ferdinand Povel, who had toured with Dusko Goyovich's Summit Quartet; the Anglo-Belgian guitarrist Philip Catherine, which is currently credited in dozens of albums; the US bassist Jimmy Woode, who had played with big jazz names, such as Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Sarah Vaughan, besides also being an ORF Big Band member; and Venezuelan percussionist Juan Moreno, who was featured in other Weiss' projects.

On this album, Sunbirds deliver an entirely intrusmental and very smooth and atmospheric jazz-fusion with influences of progressive rock, which in some moments may remind you of Soft Machine or Xhol. Appearantly the biggest influence for all the compositions was the sun, beggining from the band's name, the cover artwork and the names of some songs. However, in other words, it is a masterpiece whose value has significantly increased also for its rarity.



Tracklist:
01 Kwaeli (3:43)
02 Sunrise (5:26)
03 Spanish Sun (12:10)
04 Sunshine (6:46)
05 Sunbirds (9:31)
06 Blues For D.S. (7:53)
Bonus Tracks
07 Dreams (9:42)
08 Fire Dance (6:54)

Line-up:
Klaus Weiss - drums
Philip Catherine - guitar
Ferdinand Povel - flute, alto flute
Fritz Pauer - electra-piano, organ
Jimmy Woode - electric & acoustic bass
Juan Romero - percussion


Originally released as BASF 2021110-2 in 1971.


LINK:

http://minhateca.com.br/nelwizard/Sunbirds+-+Sunbirds+(1971)Wave,460818764.rar(archive)

Comentários

  1. Micose, are we ever going to see another one of your informative articles on vintage German rock and record labels???? :D

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    1. Hey Dan.
      For instance, this Sunbirds album made me feel like writing about the BASF label and that's what I worked on the whole day. I also included its legendary sublabel Pilz as well as the prestigious MPS Records on the same article.
      Just let me arrange some images and it'll be posted very soon. ;-)

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