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Paz – Paz are back

February 20th, 2008 Posted in Braex, Jazz/Fusion

PAZ – PAZ are Back LP
Spotlite Records, 1982.

PAZ - PAZ are back LP

The first i heard when i put the needle to this record was a sick ass drumbreak, followed by a sick ass drum, bass, synth & sax based 6 minute long groove. Laying Eggs is a truly funky tune employing odd bars off 7 and featuring Ray Warleigh┬┤s gritty alto sax, interplaying superbly with the keys of Geoff Castle, and the rhythm section is rocksteady throughout the whole track. Shit has beats for days. The first i thought when I heard it was; “OH SNAP, I HOPE THE REST OF THE ALBUM IS AS DOPE AS THIS”.. And it was.

This whole album covers a broad musical spectrum, from basic jazz funk and melodic, swinging latin tunes – which PAZ in the main played on the pub and club curcuits – to big concerts, where their floating ethereal side comes to the fore. Featuring different type of musicians, all drewn from the cream of London┬┤s most imaginative talent, this album has many positive aspects, notably the addition of Frank Gibson on drums (normally to be heard playing drums for Leo Sayer) and guest percussionist Martin Drew aiding and abetting PAZ regulars Simon Morton and Chris Fletcher.

Personell: Ray Warleigh on alto sax, soprano sax, flute & pan pipes. Geoff Castle on piano, el-piano & synthesizers. Ron Mathewson on double bass & bass guitar. Chris Fletcher & Simon Morton on percussions. Martin Drew on timbales. Ed Speight on guitar. Frank Gibson on drums. Dick Crouch: leader.

PAZ – Laying Eggs

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