Tuesday 10 September 2019

Chicago - III (1971)

The third album from this US band.

The band was a septet on this album with a lineup of trumpet, trombone, saxophone, flute, drums, guitars, bass, keyboards and vocals.

This album is their third double album on three albums. And on two years. So three times seventy minutes of music in two years. The Chicago fans had a good time back then.

The band was still a brass band. They and the other big brass band, Blood, Sweat & Tears was big at that time.

The brass is here and is doing their best on the top of music which is a mix of blues, stadium rock, funk and soul. There is also some AOR here. Peter Cetera was starting to become a big influence in the band.

Terry Kath is delivering some great hooks, licks and guitar solos. He was a guitar player and a maestro who died far too young. He was one of the best guitarists around that time...... in the world.

The music sounds a bit dated these days. The songs are good though and there is a lot of interesting details here.

Check out this good album.

3 points

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