Flying Fantasy (exclusive instrumental version) (4:35)
Rhodes E Serenidade (3:37)
Review: Small repress of the Modern Sun Records founder and experienced jazz-wise producer Marc Friedli AKA Skymark. A-side "Flying Fantasy" originally appeared on the Spanish producer's 2016 album "Resistance Sonore", but is here featured in instrumental form for the first time. If anything, it's better than the original version, largely because we get to revel in Friedli's mazy Fender Rhodes solos, rubbery jazz-funk synth bass and loose-limbed, West London style broken beats. You'll find plenty more jaunty jazz-funk vibes and liquid electric piano solos on B-side cut "Rhodes E Serenidade", which first slipped out way back in 2015. DJ Support so far from Dom Servini, Emanative,Red Greg,Kevin Beadle, Mike Chadwick,Dynamite Cuts & Rocafort Records so far
Review: You'd be forgiven for not knowing the story behind Phrydderichs Phaelda - after all, the short-lived band only ever released one album in 1981, and that was a ridiculously limited, private-press affair. To fill you in, the jazz-fusion/jazz-rock four-piece was the brainchild of West German schoolteacher Friedrich Schepers, who roped in fellow teachers and students to play alongside him. Reissued here for the first time, "Bruchstuecke" is an extraordinary collection of tracks - a breezy, positive and hugely entertaining romp through loose-limbed fusions of off-kilter jazz rhythms, fizzing double bass, Pat Metheny style guitar solos and excitable electric piano lines. In other words, this is an essential new edition of one of jazz's most obscure buried treasures.