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|William S. Fischer|
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Pop
A ground-breaking blend of concentrated funk, electronica, soul, and futureheaded jazz rock. William S. Fischer, musical director for 1960's soul funk experiments of Eddie Harris, Eugene McDaniels and Les McCann, releas... more »
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A ground-breaking blend of concentrated funk, electronica, soul, and futureheaded jazz rock. William S. Fischer, musical director for 1960's soul funk experiments of Eddie Harris, Eugene McDaniels and Les McCann, released this amazing debut solo album for the Embryo label in 1970. Some of these songs would appear in the 1971 streets of New York drug movie Born To Win starring Robert De Niro & Karen Black. Featuring Ron Carter and Billy Cobham. First time on cd with liner notes and rare photos. 8 tracks. Water. 2003.
Good ideas, terrible conceprtion
William R. Nicholas | Mahwah, NJ USA | 06/12/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am not quite sure, but I think this was put out on Herbie Mann's label, which was issued by Atlantic, when he was a big shot there.
Whatever. This album contains some very interesting soul pieces, some experimentarl rock jams, and some out and out electronic experiments. Most of these are decent enough to at least get your attention.
But they are lined up on the album in an order I cannot understand. The album hops from one idea to the other, with no common thread. Just when your getting into one mood, your whipsawed to another. Everything comes across as half-baked.
This was the downside of the late 60s. Everybody thought they could mix a bunch of styles and they would have Sgt. Pepper. The result was a lot of dreck.
Circles is good as a curiosity, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get.