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.

3 points

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