Sunday 21 January 2018
Affinity - Affinity (1970)
The one and only album from this English band.
Affinity was a quintet with a lineup of harspicord, organ, piano, electric piano, percussion, bass, drums, guitars and female vocals.
Two guest musicians is providing brass and strings.
This band is one of those semi-legendary bands although they only released one album. They reformed in 2011 and released several live and collection albums after that.
Their music is a mix of blues, jazz, prog and pop music. Linda Hoyle's vocals is in the front and the focus for the music and the songs.
Linda Hoyle's vocals is very jazzy and reminds me about the many very good jazz vocalists around for the last 100 years. She is in that proud tradition. And that is a good thing for this album.
The music on this forty minutes long album is not really that interesting. Besides of the vocals, it is dominated by the organs and the brass.
It is not a bad album though and the band proves that they were very talented. This album should have been followed up by some more albums. But that did not happen at all. So this is what we got from this band.