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Four Seasons

Review by Gary Hill

Virgo was a German fusion band from the 1970s. Although  this CD is a new edition, this album was originally released in 1977. This instrumental set is compelling and entertaining. It has some great musical passages. Nothing here is weak, and the whole set flows well from start to finish.

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Track by Track Review
This just jumps in with some frantic jazz jamming. It's energized and classy. This is a real powerhouse number. It's a great way to kick the album off in style. I really dig the piano soloing later, and the drumming gets positively fierce.
Slow Post
Suitably slower, this is no less classy or effective. It's a cool track, that has some variations and evolution, but feels like a fairly straight line.
Henryk's Trick
There is some special magic built into this number. I really love both the piano and bass work a lot. The whole jazz groove on this is classy.
High Do
A short track, this is fairly sedate and rather unusual. It's definitely on the trippy side of the equation.
Summer Dance
This is a powerhouse, high energy tune that really grooves. The rhythm section is on fire, but the horn is kicking it all over the place, too. The organ solo later is so cool, too. The bass gets a chance to shine in a showcase section, too, and that's always a plus for me.
I really dig the rubbery bass groove on this track. This is a slower moving, but incredibly classy jazz jam that's packed full of magic and charm. The bass gets even more of a solo on this one, and it's so expressive and tasty.
The rhythm section opens this with a killer frantic jam. The track builds out from there with plenty of charm and style. It's a smoking hot jazz arrangement that twists and turns. The bass work on this is really so progressive rock oriented. There are some great turns and varying angles to this thing as it continues. It works out to more of an airy, soaring jam later. It gets really driving and powerful as it builds.

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