The Bridge - Overdrive / Kristian Schultze Set - Recreation. 1972 Germany

The Bridge - Overdrive (Rockjazz-Party). 1972 Tempo

CD reissue (as Kristian Schultze Set): 2002 Crippled Dick Hot Wax!

LP reissue (as Kristian Schultze Set): 2002 Crippled Dick Hot Wax!

Recreation is the reissue title of Overdrive. The music is a fine set of gritty electric piano oriented jazz (...rock) with plenty of fuzzy and dirty sounds including distorted bass and keyboards. Nice use of flute as well, and the album features a plethora of well written melodies. It would appear the album was originally oriented to television and film incidental music, though the tracks are more developed than that premise may imply. A year after this recording, Kristian Schultze joined Passport as their prime keyboardist for the next 4 albums or so.

The CD reissue offers a new cover... a new band name... and a new album title. I've included the original LP cover, which shows it as The Bridge - Overdrive. Apparently the bonus tracks on the CD came with the name Kristian Schultze Set and so the reissue label went with that, though the name recognition couldn't hurt.

Last update: July 10, 2016

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