Sunday 4 October 2015

Join In - Kentalope Island (1974)

The one and only album from this German band.

Join In was a five piece band who was joined by numerous guest musicians on this half an hour long album. The LP was half an hour long. The CD re-release is seventy minutes long. Please note that my review is of the half an hour long original album.

Their lineup was saxophone, Hammond organs, guitars, bass, drums and the occasional vocals. They are also helped by other woodwinds and piano on this album.

The music is fusion with a twist of krautrock and blues. The saxophone is pretty much everywhere. The bass too is dominant and I guess this is a double bass. The picking sounds like a double bass.

The music is both pretty laid back jazzy and bluesy. The music is good and I like what I hear on this album. It is a shame that this band only released one album. But it is a good album so no complaints.

3 points

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