Saturday 9 May 2020
Passport - Looking Thru (1974)
The fourth album from this German band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of drums, electronic percussion, bass, electric piano, moog, mellotron, organ and saxophones.
Klaus Doldinger was again here with a new album. His three first albums under the Passport name is really good and worthy a listen.
Well, Passport is a lot more than just Klaus Doldinger on saxophones. He also plays moog and mellotron here. But the three other musicians also get a lot of space to express themselves.
The music here is fusion. Fusion leaning more towards jazz than rock.
The fusion is very dynamic with a lot of organ, electric piano and saxophones solos. The music is intense, indeed.
The pieces of music here is pretty short. But they are all packing a punch. This just over half an hour really entice the listener and proves how good fusion can be as a form of art.
Art is also what I would call the cover art-work.
Passport cements their status as a very good fusion band with this album. Their only problem is the missing killer pieces of music. You will not find any of them here.
Nevertheless, this is a good album.