Thursday, 5 March 2020
East Of Eden - Graffito (2005)
The 11th album from this British band.
The band was a trio with a lineup of saxophones, violin, guitars, bass, guitar synths and drum programming.
The band had help from some guest musicians who provided drums, congas and double bass.
This band exploded on the scene in the 1970s with two avant-garde raga rock albums before they changed genre to country/folk rock and then to jazz.
A strange band and a strange career in other words.
Graffito is their final album.
Again, as on the two previous two albums, we get jazz/fusion with a lot of gypsy music incorporated.
The music is pretty laidback with a lot of congas, saxophones and violins. Those are the three main instruments.
We get one hour of this and that is good value.
The jazz is OK but not particular ground breaking or innovative. It just follows this tradition of laid back jazz which is nice on the ear but does not offer much for the brain. It is a decent album from a band who is an enigma to me.