Alcatraz - Vampire State Building vinyl lp (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)
Minor classic of German jazz rock, that I had heard a lot about, but had never actually heard. Now that I've heard it, I can say that the track "Simple Headphone Music" is very nice and *very* blatantly rips off "Torrid Zone" off of the first Nucleus album. Having said all that, this is quite nice, performed by a five piece of electric piano/vocals, guitar, flute/tenor sax, bass and drums.
"First lp reissue of progressive Krautrock album originally released on Phillips, titled Vampire State Building the quintet Alcatraz from Hamburg presented a pleasant and mainly instrumental progressive and experimental jazz-rock sound, with instant recognizable elements from Miles Davis' In A Silent Way and early King Crimson albums. Most successful was the 12 minute track 'Simple Headphone Mind'. The 13 minute title track was a long improvisation. The album was recorded in Tonstudio Wumme, where Faust and Slapp Happy also recorded albums, all engineered by Kurt Graupner. From the master tapes with bio and photos."
- LabelLong Hair