Thursday, February 02, 2006

Album of the Day

Feels Good to Me, by Bill Bruford (1977): After my crack the other day about how bad solo albums by bass players and drummers can be, it's only fair that I highlight this Bruford album. Released a year before UK's eponymous effort, this sometimes sounds like a prototype for that band. Bruford, of course, and guitarist Alan Holdsworth went on to UK, while the Eddie Jobson and John Wetton roles are filled here by Dave Stewart (of National Health fame) and Jeff Berlin, respectively. The music is an amalgam of Canterburyish prog and jazz/fusion, as you might expect. Some bits (particularly Stewart's keyboard tones) sound dated, but the tunes and playing are top notch.

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