Circus - s/t. 1969 England

Circus - s/t. 1969 Transatlantic

CD reissues: 1996 Music Scene Incorporated (Japan); 2000 Castle;  2005 Arcangelo (Japan mini-LP); 2009 Esoteric; 2016 Belle Antique (Japan mini-LP)

LP reissues: 1999 Get Back (Italy)

Most famous for featuring Mel Collins on flute and sax, later of King Crimson. For what this is, it's outstanding. Jazzy progressive instrumental work, with fantastic musicianship and great tones. But, and it's a big but, most of the material are cover tunes. Some are more recognizable than others, and pretty much feature extended, improvised, and original jams on most tracks. So, as I said, about as good as it can get for the limited style.

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