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William S. Fischer
Akelarre Sorta


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Pello Joxepe is in the bar, but this time he’s moving his hips to the sound of Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly” funk-soul groove. These are the kind of psychedelic visions created by this esoteric “Akelarre Sorta”, an unparalleled gem. Believe it or not, the African-American saxophonist, pianist and composer William S. Fischer, who worked starting from the 1950s with stars such as Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, Roberta Flack, Joe Zawinul, Pharoah Sanders,... to name a few. In 1972, he produced an album of catchy, funky versions of Basque popular tunes. Crazy, as mysterious as it is strange and surprising. Much more has never been explained about the recording, and intentions of those responsible from Herri Gogoa record label to contact Mr. Fischer and make this proposal. Desire to experiment? Pure illusion? Spread Basque music around the world? Searching for a great commercial success? Of course, the latter did not succeed, far from it, and immediately decided to keep the record in a drawer of forgotten curiosities. The charm of the mystery, however, remains the same and is here again, so here it is, ready to attract a new audience to join the cult following it has gradually built up over nearly 50 years. Warning! Try it once and you’ll be hooked. – Bandcamp

Label: Elkar – ELK HG 40

Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Reissue

Country: Spain

Released: 2021

Genre: Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country

Style: Fusion, Psychedelic, Funk, Basque Music