Thursday, 15 October 2015
Jumbo - DNA (1972)
The second album from this Italian band.
Jumbo was a six piece band with a lineup of mouth harp, flutes, woodwinds, guitars, bass, drums and Italian male vocals. The vocals are raspy, bluesy.
Jumbo started out as a blues band as many from the Italian prog rock did when they started out. On DNA, the band adopted the Italian prog rock sound and genre. The music is still heavy with a lot of heavy drums, bass and guitar solos. But there is a lot of more pastoral melody lines too. The music is also very folky with some very solid nods towards the likes of Jethro Tull.
It is pretty correct to use Jethro Tull as a good reference on this forty minutes long album. But Jumbo has a lot more contrasts in their music.
I am struggling to really find any great pieces of music here. Nevertheless, this is a good album and one to check out from this genre. This band is for me a new and enjoyable find from this scene.