Saturday, 19 September 2015
Nucleus - Roots (1973)
The seventh album from this English band.
Nucleus is the band of Ian Carr, a trumpet player who was called Europe's answer to Miles Davis throughout his life. Nucleus also had a lot of coming Soft Machine members. That is, up to this album. There is no Soft Machine members on this album.
Nucleus was an eight members band on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, saxophone, trumpet, piano and organs. This album has also got Joy Yates female vocals on one track.
Most of this thirty-seven minutes long album has got a mix of guitars and woodwinds solos. The jazz here is pretty complex and hard edged. Ian Carr's trumpets is not that dominating and he is letting other instruments also have a good run.
There is no really great pieces of music here. This is a good album though where the final ten minutes is the best part of this album. Check it out.