Sunbirds – Sunbirds


SunbirdsSunbirds BASF 2021110-2 (1971)

Overlooked debut album from the German jazz fusion outfit Sunbirds.  They take on the kind of early 1970s fusion pursued by Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and — maybe the closest comparison — Donald Byrd.  Nothing strikingly original here, but this is really well played stuff with a laid-back, almost psychedelic vibe.  It can rub shoulders with all the better fusion recordings of the era.