Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Tasavallan Presidentti - "Lambertland" [1972] @ 256 (Finnish Jazz Fusion)

Stuart Nicholson's excellent book "Jazz Rock: A History", has only a few faults, one of which is its too abbrieviated history and analysis of the European jazz rock scene. One or two clues to what has been omitted, will be found from listening to this record. Tasavallan Presidentti are one of those seemingly obscure bands who contributed to jazz rock's development. Even so, they were briefly popular in the UK because of "Lambertland".

Sonet distributed the vinyl version in the UK around 1973, with a sticker on the cover, stating "....Tasavallan Presidentti are a tidied up Traffic...". As selling aid, it told the potential buyer more about the band's earlier albums and much less about the music here. With "Lambertland" TP had developed well beyond the jazz-tempered, psychedelic rock of Traffic, and produced this minor classic of fusion. This is jazz fusion that evolved in the typical European way: rock musicians taking in jazz influences (cf. much of American jazz rock was jazz musicians taking on board rock rhythms and electrification).

--- review taken from Prog Archives

Highly Recommended!

Jukka Tolonen - Guitar
Eero Raittinen - Vocals
Pekka Pöyry - Saxes, Flute
Måns Gründström - Bass
Vesa Aaltonen - Drums

Track 3 - Celebration of the Saved Nine......

Keep Listening!!!!

Link in comments....


BlackwatchPlaid said...

Here is the link:



Pedro said...

No words to describe this fantastic album!
Can you Soft Machine-Noisette in next posts?
I'm very happy with this relic!

BlackwatchPlaid said...

I'll see what I can do about that, Pedro. By the way, did you see my reply to you on the Tangerine Dream - Cyclone comments regarding RTF? If not, go check it out, I think you will be pleased.

Pedro said...

I didn't see,sorry!
Thank you very much for one more relic!

the_doc735 said...

any chance of a re-up for this rare album please?


Anonymous said...

The entire album is on Youtube, as are TP's 2nd and 4th albums---and guitarist Jukka Tolonen's solo albums "Tolonen! (1971), "Summer Games" (1973), and "The Hook" (1974). All masterpieces!

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