Artist:Jasper van ‘t Hof
Title: Eyeball [Japan Timeless Jazz Master]
Year Of Release: 2015 (1974)
Label: Solid Records [CDSOL-6397]
Genre: Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Jazz Funk
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log) | Mp3
Total Time: 45:49
Total Size: 507 MB | 216 MB (Scans)
WebSite: Album Preview
Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. A really nice mix of modes from keyboardist Jasper Van’T Hof as some cuts feature the heavy electric modes we know from his MPS recordings of the 70s but others feature a much more personal approach on acoustic piano! As with other records from the time, Jasper plays a range of keyboards here from piano to Fender Rhodes to organ and the group shifts a bit from track to track, depending on the mood and features Wim Overgaauw on guitar, John Lee on bass, Zbigniew Seifert on violin, and Gerry Brown on drums. Lee and Brown kick in heavily on the jamming cuts, but lay back more on the mellower ones.
01 – Bax
02 – Viber Snake
03 – Eyeball I
04 – Hyrax
05 – Schwester Johanna
06 – Laur
07 – One Leg Missing
08 – Eyeball II
09 – The Rev
Jasper van’t Hof – Fender Rhodes Electric Piano, Grand Piano, Organ
Wim Overgaauw – Guitar, Electric Guitar, Banjo
Zbigniew Seifert – Violin
John Lee – Bass and Fender Bass
Jerry Brown – Drums and Percussion
Dutch jazz keyboard player van ‘t Hof produced music on this 1974 album that sits well with the jazz-rock classics of the day.
The music has a strong and original thrust, in textures and its complicated rhythms, perhaps in flavour somewhere in the territory of Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters with a dash of Stephane Grappelli, through the touch of Polish violinst Zbigniew Seifert.
The rhythm section of John Lee (bass) and Gerry Brown (drums/percussion) is at times quite aggressive, setting up solid lines around which the Fender Rhodes and acoustic pianos and organ, violin, and high energy guitar playing of Wim Overgaauw snake.
Overgaauw’s acoustic guitar sections add contrast and light to the imaginative musical directions on Eyeball. It’s one of the best and perhaps most original Continental European jazz-rock albums of that era.