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[ERA : / OProg-Rock, Fusion ]
One of Aztec RecordsÕ most highly anticipated projects has finally been unveiled. This is the Crown Jewel of Aussie Jazz Fusion, the first ever reissue, from legendary bass player JACKIE ORSZçCZKY Ð Beramiada. Jackie had come to Australia, in the early 1970s, with celebrated Hungarian progressive fusion band Syrius. He went on to tour with heavy rockers Bakery before entering Trafalgar Studios, in 1975, with producer Charles Fisher to record his debut solo album. His crack session band comprised John Robinson (guitar; ex-Blackfeather), Peter Jones (keyboards; ex-Arena), Graham Morgan (drums; ex-Arena) and Michael Carlos (synthesizer, ex-Tully). The master bass player wrote all the compositions, fusing accomplished jazz and rock in the vein of Weather Report, George Duke, Frank Zappa, Stanley Clarke and Caravanserai-era Santana. Beramiada was a fictitious land named after one of JackieÕs uncles who was killed in World War I. Morning in Beramiada and Tubarose explore the full depth of the instrumental music on offer. Thoughts of Home is a quieter, introspective piece written during his touring days with Bakery. White Raven is drawn from his time with Syrius; it was Part I of the ambitious, three part Children Suite. The funkiest track, Friends Of Mrs. S, opens with a killer break beat, followed by JackieÕs elastic bass lines, washes of RobinsonÕs wacka-wacka guitar, and tinkling electric piano. ItÕs a superb piece, right in the pocket, continuing to evolve like something off Jeff BeckÕs Blow by Blow. As a BONUS track Aztec have included his solo single from 1976, the rare groove funk killer LetÕs Go And Make It. This deluxe CD version is packaged in a 4 panel digi-pak. Digitally remastered audio by Gil Matthews, it sounds better than ever, with a colour booklet, rare photos and liner notes by Ian McFarlane.
Morning In Beramiada * Thoughts Of Home * White Raven * Friends Of Mrs. S * Tubarose Bonus Track : LetÕs Go And Make It (Single A-Side)

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