Thursday 16 April 2020

Passport - Second Passport (1972)

The second album from this German band.

Passport is a quartet with a lineup of drums, bass, electric piano, synths, organ, tenor and soprano saxophones.

Klaus Doldinger follows up the good debut album with this album.

The 1971 debut album, named Doldinger, gave us a very nice serving of fusion. So much that I agree with those who says that album and the band is underestimated and under appreciated.

So I was looking forward to treat my ears and brain to the follow up album.

What I first noticed was that this album include their version of an old Irish folk hymn. The same folk hymn the band Simple Minds made into their Belfast Child epic. Passport gives it another type of treatment and a good one too. Evergreens and classics never dies.

The other pieces of music on this forty-two minutes long album showcases a mix of saxophones and organs. Add the electric organs too and the rhythm section and we get some really tasty fusion.

Klaus Doldinger & Co has again delivered a good fusion album and one I really appreciate. Under estimated ? Probably, yes. I will review some more of their albums later this spring.

In the meantime, this is a good album.

3 points

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