Sunbirds – Sunbirds 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.