Friday, November 23, 2007

Curt Cress Clan

Curt Cress Clan Atlantic ATL-50079 (1975)

So sorry for the lack of updates, I've been unwell and recovery has been slow. There's much I'd like to post in the forthcoming weeks (work & health permitting) so stay tuned.

Anyhow, time to get back into the swing of things with Curt Cress' funky debut LP.

Along with Udo Lindenberg, Mani Neumeier, Harald Grosskopf and Carsten Bohn, Curt Cress belongs to the most famous group of German drummers. He started his recording career at the age of 17 in the progressive rock group Orange Peel. Later he worked mainly with jazz-rock in groups like Passport, Atlantis and Emergency.

After four successful years, he left Doldinger's Passport in 1977 to form Snowball. In between, he had recorded this, his first solo album Curt Cress Clan with Volker Kriegel (guitar), Kristian Schultze (keyboards), Dave King (bass) and Ack van Rooyen (fluegelhorn). Nice line-up and the music doesn't disappoint - much sought after by beat diggers and Kraut Rock fans alike.

1) Cyclone
2) From The Back
3) Fields
4) Shuffle On Out
5) Delphine
6) 451271
7) No Answer
8) Moving Right Along
9) Funk Off


Quimsy said...

J Thyme...kind said...

Feel better!

Neroon001 said...

I am familiar with his drumming through passport and the guitar player but never knew he did any solo work looks like it should be quite a listen thanks for sharing this

casabase said...

Health first of all, quimsy. I hope you will feel like new, one of these days.

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steve.d said...

really nice jazzrock,thank you and keep well.

Anonymous said...

yes, thanks, i'm a big Curt Cress and Passport fan

Anonymous said...

nice one thanks love the track: fields obri

ganietzsche said...

Thanks for this rarity, hope you get well.

Anonymous said...

Please this link again
Paz - Kandeen Love Song Spotlite

Óðinn from Iceland said...

Great site quimsy. Hope you are feeling better.

I noticed that people have been asking for "A point of view" by Bobby Cole to be put up again since the link doesn´t work any more. Could you please do that? That is an album I must have - and actually I ordered it on Amazon (they don´t keep it in stock) some two months ago but I haven´t received anything yet :-/


Anonymous said...

Hi, I'd also love for you to re-up
Paz - Kandeen Love Song
Thanks for a great blog!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for presenting the CurtCressClan

saluds de Quito: roBB

Dick said...

I'm looking for this album for years on the internet and I found it here!. Thank you so much!

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Anonymous said...

I too have been looking for this album. Where can it be found???

Anonymous said...

I too have been looking for this album. Where can it be found???

Anonymous said...

Hey Quimsy! You ROCK. I too (like many others) have been searching endlessly to find a copy of this album, and I'd never even heard it before. Why? B/C I have all the early Passport with Curt and this one is about as no-brainer as it gets.

Thank you from the bottom of my jazz-rock-soul-driven heart!

Ollin from Nor Cali

PS/got any post-Captain Fingers Lee Ritenour?

Boogie on, Bro!

Littleratura de ficção said...

thanks for sharing this, you made my day today!

chewiec said...

Yeah baby yeah!

Anonymous said...


Herr Ärmel said...

thank you very much for the presetation of this fine gem of the early days of Curt Cress.

happy days for you - Herr Ärmel

Armpit Studios said...

Whoa, this is great stuff. I'm glad I stumbled onto your blog. This reminds me of a funkier version of Spyro Gyra with a lot more attitude.