Thursday 26 April 2018
Kokoschka Hightown Orchestra - Biwasee (1983)
The one and only album from this German band.
The band was an eight piece big band with a lineup of synths, trumpet, bass, drums, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, guitar and percussion.
This band was largely an unknown band who played some gigs, released this album and then vanished without a trace.
Their music was fusion with a strong lounge jazz influence.
The music is not particular intense. It is sax and trumpet based with some guitars thrown into the mix too in the beginning. The bass is pretty strong here. After a while, we get some guitar solos and guitar orientated fusion too.
The album is thirty-six minutes long and the fusion is somewhere between intense and mellow.
There is no real good tunes here. Nevertheless, this is a decent fusion album and one fusion fans may want to explore a bit.