Tuesday 11 February 2020
Jade Warrior - Released (1971)
The second album from this British band.
The band was a trio on this album with a lineup of congas, guitars, percussion, flute, bass and vocals.
Two guest musicians supported the band on saxophones, flutes and drums.
Their debut album was a tribal psych album with a lot of raga rock. An album not so easy to grasp.
Jade Warrior has changed a bit of their style and genre on Released.
There is a mix of some really hard psych blues here and some more laid back jazz and rock.
There is also some really good ambient psych, blues and jazz here.
These forty-five minutes gives us a huge variety of music. It still comes from the same band and it very much feels like this is a coherent album. Varied but also very well put together.
The vocals are all good and the guitar solos are great.
This is an enjoyable, good album which I very much like. It is one of the really good albums from 1971.