COLOSSEUM - Time On Our Side

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 166 / 12-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Ruf | Autor: AT

Now they have made it - with the popular cast of Hiseman, Greenslade, Clempson, Clarke, Farlowe and Thompson. More than ten years after the last longplayer "Tomorrow's Blues" the jazz rock giants Colosseum release a new album. (Due to the Parkinson's disease of Barbara Thompson, who shifted back to the tolerable range due to new drugs, the album had been delayed for a long time). Thanks to the cooperation of different composers with different lyricists (among others Pete Brown) Colosseum present a dazzling palette of songs. After the lame introduction "Safe As Houses" Blues is on the agenda with a positive mood, which is refined by Chris Farlowe. Progressive blues rock in the style of the seventies ("The Way You Waved Goodbye"), swinging modern jazz ("City Of Love"), a ballad strongly reminiscent of the solo albums of Jack Bruce ("Nowhere To Be Found"), and jazz rock with bluesy-jazz melodies ("Anno Domini") unite to surely the best album after the reunion.

Top track: The Way You Waved Goodbye

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