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19 May 2017

Emergency “Emergency” 1971 Germany Prog Jazz Rock Kraut Rock

Emergency “Emergency”  1971 Germany Prog Jazz Rock Kraut Rock
A reissue of a great album from 1971, originally out on CBS.
This band, featuring a.o. German rock star Udo Lindenberg on
drums and English guitarist Barrie Newby, played a great
mixture of prog and jazz-rock, reminding of Chicago Transit
Authority and The Keef Hartley Band...................

History of the group «Emergency» rooted in Prague, capital of Czechoslovakia. It was from there he moved to Germany jazz musician Hanuš Berka. In 1966, he decided to try his luck in America, in Las Vegas, opening up a new style based on jazz roots - "brass-rock", but soon gave up and moved to Germany in Munich. There he met with his friends, who toured with the musical "Hair" version and decided to form a band, which came only one German Udo Lindenberg. He played the drums. Other members of the band - bassist Otto Bezloja, keyboardist Jiří Matoušek, vocalist Miloš Vokurka. In addition, in the group were listed Englishman Barrie Newby and trumpeter Dušan Gojković. Their debut album, titled «Emergency» showed more inclination for European jazz scene than to German psychedelic kraut rock. In music «Emergency» clash between Eastern European jazz, and the Anglo-American styles, which played «Chicago Transit Authority», Keith Hartley and the like...................

Hanus Berka (sax) from Prague came to Germany for the first time in the mid-sixties. After an extended stay in Las Vegas, he settled in Munich and formed Emergency at the end of 1970, comprising Udo Lindenberg (drums), Barrie Newby (guitar), Jiro Matousek (keyboards), Otto Bezloja (bass), Dusko Goykovic (trumpet) and Reddy (vocals) - four Czechoslovakians, one German and an Englishman! Their debut album proved them to be more related to the European jazz scene than the German one.
Lindenberg started his musical career as a drummer. In 1969 Lindenberg founded his first band Free Orbit and also appeared as a studio and guest musician (with Michael Naura, Knut Kiesewetter). In 1970 he collaborated as a drummer with jazz-saxophonist Klaus Doldinger in Munich. In 1971, a band founded by Lindenberg, Passport put out its first album, with Lindenberg on drums. He also played drums for the theme music for the German TV series Tatort. The first LP of the Jazz rock group Emergency was released in 1971 but met with little commercial success.
Lindenberg has worked collaboratively with various local and international recording artists (Eric Burdon, Helen Schneider, David Bowie, Tom Robinson, Keith Forsey, Gianna Nannini, and Nena) on a number of projects.

".This album showed a group with many influences, sort of a mixture of Chicago/Blood, Sweat & Tears style brass rock meets East-Euro jazz and blues.".........

The German based band Emergency was founded in 1970 by Czech musician Hanus Berka, who already had a career as an arranger and sideman in the States among others with Jan Hammer and Miroslav Vitous. The multicultural band consisted of Berka (sax & keyboards) fellow Czechs Jiro Matousek (keyboards), Otto Bezloja (bass) and Dusko Goykovic (trumpet), German drummer Udo Lindenberg and Englishman Barrie Newby on guitar.
The band recorded two jazz-rock records with brass arrangements for CBS. 'Emergency' (1971) and in 1972 'Entrance' with a changed line-up.
In the summer of '72 the band split up, only to be reformed in December of the same year with a complete new line-up: Berka, Peter Bischof (ex-Orange Peel, lead vocals), Richard Palmer-James (ex-King Crimson lyricist, guitar& vocals) Jerzy Ziembrowski (bass), Veit Marvos (ex-2066 &Then, keyboards), Martin Harrison (percussion) and Bernd Knaak (drums). The new line-up secured a record deal with Brain and recorded two commercially oriented records 'Get out To the Country' (1973) and 'No Compromise' (1974) the last again with a changed line-up. Both records present jazz-rock with blues and soul elements. Afterwards the band folded for good. ...........

Songs / Tracks Listing
2.Jump Into Your Grave
3.Times Passed By
4.Love Is Here to Stay
5.My Woman's Gone Now
6.Gimme Some Lovin' 

Line-up / Musicians
-Hanus Berka/sax & keyboards
-Jiro Matousek/keyboards
-Otto Bezloja/bass
-Dusko Goykovic/trumpet
-Barrie Newby/guitar
-Udo Lindenberg/drums 

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