More sax before 10 minutes in this energetic closing section. Dream, Supertramp Posted Monday, November 16, 2015 Review 1487643 In 1972 Solution moved from the Catfish label to Harvest and introduced new bassist Guus Willemse in the place of Peter van der Sande, the same Guus Willemse who played bass on Light's sole album ''The story of Moses''. In the meantime Disco had arrived and Solution changed to a fullblown funk-soul outfit, and recorded 'Its Only Just Begun' 1980 , their most succesful record, still with solid songwriting, but no traces of Prog left. Posted Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Review 1088703 I really love their debut album, but what on earth were they doing here? Willem does a good if discreet job on keyboards and you get the chance to taste his working the Elka Rhapsody, one of those now vintage analog string synthesizers of the day Jarre, K. Solution looked at Chicago and thought; we can do that. Good overall musicianship, tasteful jazzy arrangements, the occasional sax or guitar solo, joyful and melodic compositions but never syrupy, no smooth jazz or easy listening here! So much excellent music but not a 4 star album in my opinion.
That is just a big celebration to watch. Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 Review 1940946 Prog needs more soul. Almost all music is great, when you're in the right mood. Music to dance to, groove to. If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be , , or. Vocals are back before 4 minutes.
Organ too then it calms right down with sax. Innovative, adventurous and broad in musical scope, I'm slightly mystified as to why this album isn't high on the list of classic albums progressive rock fans should sample. It settles back again as the tempo continues to shift until that steady jazzy groove arrives. Nice melodies, great drumming and very thick basslines. But there were no flaws in the songs played. I cannot understand I have never ever tried this band before.
Their third record 'Cordon Bleu' 1975 was produced by Gus Dudgeon fom Elton John fame. The influence on this record, a brillant example of early jazzrock, ranged from Frank Zappa and Soft Machine to John Coltrane and contained an adaption of a classical composition by French composer Jaques Ibert. Funky bass and a beat as the sax kicks in and synths after 2 minutes. The very short flute-intro of ''Themes'' leads to the farewell track ''New dimension'', which is vocal-driven Jazz Rock with nice sax and flute lines and some psychedelic influences around. The band signed to the small Catfish label and was joined by Peter van der Sande on bass. So many band gone without a trace.
But Focus actually recorded it first, although Tom Barlage is credited to it, and I'm certain Solution did perform this piece before the album Divergence ever came out probably around the time of their debut. However the mass of easy-listening tunes contained makes this a weaker album overall, but still recommended, as the great moments in it range from great to mind-blowing. If it was Chicago, I would have believed it. It is a great performance of one of the best music ever composed by Dutch pop artists. But by and large this disc appears to have the jazz rock crowd as its key audience, and in particular the section of it that doesn't mind an occasional flirt with mainstream oriented music. The influence on this record, a brillant example of early jazzrock, ranged from Frank Zappa and Soft Machine to John Coltrane and contained an adaption of a classical composition by French composer Jaques Ibert. To me, this is a rather uneven album, and I've heard some of their later stuff, which sounds too close to lite jazz-rock to my liking.
Later stuff started venturing too often in lite jazz. Global Appraisal The whole record, from the first to the last note, flows seamlessly in a mood I would call Soft Fusion, if you know what I mean? Sad note: later recordings would go further in a funkish trend, so don't be too hopeful for proggyness. Highly recommended for lovers of Weather Report, Chick Corea, Chicago, Toto etc. Still a good record, it was nevertheless moving more into a soul jazz direction with smooth ballads. Relaxing organ then sax before it kicks in around a minute including bass and drums. The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia's. Posted Sunday, November 11, 2012 Review 856219.
The uneven sound of the long opener ''Second line'' sums up the story around ''Divergence''. Due to the military duty of Barlage and Ennes the band had to stop. At the same time the musical climate had changed from experimental to a more polished fusion and Solution tried to jump on the train. It's ballad-like here although it will build some with drums and organ but it's still very relaxed. Competent and accomplished musicians add a number of refined, subtle details to the proceedings to elevate it above the plain and ordinary, and occasionally the band showcases an inclination towards a more experimental expression. And that's exactly what the band has: groove and soul.
All the classics of this great Dutch rockgroup are played here. Apart from the awful cover the band drowned even deeper in uninspired soul-funk. Please help to establish notability by citing that are of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention. It is the last release to feature vocalist Kyle Davis. Again I like the instrumental parts best. Jazz Rock of ''Concentration'', another example of Solution's endless talent and questionable composing ability at the time. The band signed to the small Catfish label and was joined by Peter van der Sande on bass.