Jazz Combo Leader E. Straume* ‎– Fiesta

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Мелодия ‎– C60 10237-8
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Tracklist

A1 Ekstraversija
A2 Korālis
A3 1:07
A4 Intraversija
B1 Fiesta
B2 Zoria - Moria
B3 Aditi

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1978 2182 5000

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
С60-10237-8, С60 10237-8 Džeza Ansamblis E. Straumes Vadībā* Fiesta(LP, Album, Rus) Мелодия, Мелодия С60-10237-8, С60 10237-8 USSR Unknown Sell This Version
C60 10237-8 Jazz Combo Leader E. Straume* Fiesta(LP, Album, RP) Мелодия C60 10237-8 USSR 1978 Sell This Version

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ultimathulerecords

June 21, 2015
It's not so surprising that jazz was accepted into Soviet culture before rock was even permitted. I guess it's because most jazz is instrumental, so they didn't have contend with lyric censorship. Egil Straume's Jazz Combo were typical of the "Russian" sound of that era, and "Fiesta" (in spite of the Latin connotations of the title) blended European cultural elements with what sounds like Nucleus influences in a similar way to Arsenal, if a bit more jazz than fusion. Having four winds players (three of them multi-instrumentalists) often makes them brass heavy too, and the organ/piano work bridges Ratledge, Jarrett and Hammer influences. In all, quite a nice one, but more for jazz fans than myself.