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Gongzilla - Jazz Club, Minden, Germany - February 23rd, 2002 - Unoff.

Another branch in the Gong family tree, Gongzilla was a reassembly of several of the members of early Pierre Moerlin's Gong and played a similar style jazz-rock fusion. Formed in 1994 by guitarist Ben Lozaga and bassist Hansford Rowe, the group was rounded out by guitarist Allan Holdsworth, percussionist Bobby Thomas Jr., and vibraphonist Beniot Moerlen. They released Suffer in 1995, which found the band exploring some more hard rock stylings than Piere Moerlin's Gong. The album was ranked the number three fusion album of the year by Pulse!. Thrive followed in 1996 which added drummer Gary Husband and guitarist David Torn to the mix while featuring Rowe on vocals. © Geoff Orens © 2010 Rovi Corporation. All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll

This is the second half of the show played by Gongzilla at the Jazz Club, Minden, Germany on February 23rd, 2002 as part of their European "Chronic Tour". It’s a well above average soundboard recording from a great jazz fusion band. Gongzilla features Bon Lozaga on guitar, Hansford Rowe on bass, Benoît Moerlen on vibraphone and marimba, and the late Pierre Moerlen on drums and percussion. The band (a spin-off of the British Canterbury Scene and sometimes fusion group Gong) create another great work of skilful grooves, deep rhythms, and wonderful masterful interplay between all instruments. There is no indication that the first half of this gig was ever recorded. If you know of such a disc, please contact this blog. Check out Gongzilla’s “East Village Sessions”, “Five Even”, “Live”, “Suffer”, and “Thrive”. Support great fusion music [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 140 Mb]


1 Gongzilla's Dilemma - Hansford Rowe 6:04
2 Say No More - Pierre Moerlen 6:50
3 Expresso - Pierre Moerlen 6:45
4 My Doctor Told Me So - Pierre Moerlen 2:13
5 No Pennies Please - Pierre Moerlen 5:30
6 Downwind - Pierre Moerlen 8:21
7 Soli - Hansford Rowe 9:28
8 Gongzilla - Bon Lozaga 7:18
9 One World - Hansford Rowe 1:53
10 Image - Hansford Rowe 6:02


Bon Lozaga - Guitar, Effects
Hansford Rowe - Bass, Just Intonation Bass
Benoit Moerlen - Vibraphone, Marimba
Pierre Moerlen - Drums, Percussion


A.O.O.F.C said...


P/W is aoofc

francisco santos said...


A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,mi amigo! TVM & TTU later...Paul

ratso said...

Ah! Gongzilla has entered the frozen city and is causing chaos with his mighty beats. I will enjoy this one. Thanks Mr Fingal.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,ratso.This band would melt the polar ice cap very quickly. How's your crown jewels? LOL! TVM,& catch you later...Paul