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This name is referred to several bands:

1) A British Jazz/Progressive Rock fusion band from The Seventies. Formed in 1969 by Dave Quincy (saxophone, flute), Dick Morrissey (saxophones) and Terry Smith (Guitar). With J.W. Hodgkinson on Vocals and Dennis Richardson on Drums, (later to join Foreigner).
The band made a number of fine fusion albums before folding in the mid seventies.

Not to be confused with the later nineties Dutch Techo Band I-F.

2) A progressive rock band from Petacciato (Italy). They started playing both covers and own tracks in 1993; from 2000 to 2004 they found an asset, then issued 4 records:

- In the cave (2004)
- If (2005)
- The Stairway (2006)
- Morpho Nestira (2008)

Line-up is:

Franco Bussoli - bass guitar
Paolo de Sanctis - vocals
Luca Di Pardo - drums
Claudio Lapenna - keyboards and vocals
Dario Lastella - acoustic and electric guitars, synth and vocals

Official website: www.ifsounds.com.

3) A Los Angeles based band, playing ‘moody-melodic, indie rock with hints of funk, punk and classical music’. They have released one self-titled six-track EP so far. www.ifband.com

4) A gothic rock band from Ekaterinburg Russia.

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  • irinalisitsyna

    Отличнейшая группа, например. Жаль, что непопулярна.

    8 Feb 2014 Reply
  • HermanHinds

    Immer wieder gerne gehört!

    11 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Color_Of_Sound

    Magnificent band!! Their unique mixture of jazz, rock, pop and a certain orchestral touch is translated in beautiful and strong songs. They deserve more recognition ...

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
  • emo-kun

    Oh~ Awesome!

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • MXB2001

    Scrobble error. I played If by Bread. Not Bread by If.

    22 Nov 2011 Reply
  • VelvetMesgue

    Do not know why but their albums make me dance, Uh..Ah..Uh.Uh..Ahhh

    21 Oct 2011 Reply
  • SamSycamore

    Lance Sanders for life.

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
  • HermanHinds

    Das war meine Lieblingsgruppe in den 70ern. Die "europäischen" Blood, Sweat & Tears.

    6 Nov 2010 Reply
  • gabepaulalisboa

    very good,muito boaaaaaa

    12 May 2010 Reply
  • nsimonchuk

    nice group, funky jazz ^_^ melodies drive unto trance что-то тут какой-то настрой, на мой взгляд, весьма радикальный

    23 Nov 2009 Reply
  • SpeedThrashing

    Да забейте на нее: она банальная музыкальная блондинка. Тупа и что-то пытается из себя строить :D

    16 Aug 2009 Reply
  • SpeedThrashing

    Певица известная по Слоту... Слот котируем каждой первой педовней, откуда им знать о фьюжин группе? Но стариков надо уважать: если есть группа старше и обладает приличным материалом, то нужно указывать ее первее. Тем более, что If это заслужили... Итак в 70-х не получили должного признания, так пусть сейчас люди узнают про нее.

    27 Jul 2009 Reply
  • CzarXVII

    Переставел, нафик мне четать о какой-то неизвестной певице. И вообшето надоби вам всем почетателям етой певицы зделать свою собственною страницу и ей ползоватся.

    27 Jul 2009 Reply
  • BunkerT-CAIN

    what is going on here i search the original IF Acid electro DJ. Need Record now! D.I.E .-.

    24 Jul 2009 Reply
  • SpeedThrashing

    Кто писал статью про IF, того в печь... Про хорошую джаз роковую группу написали одну строчку, а про певицы говно-коллектива Слот - целая статья. Позор на ваши головы, говнари...

    21 Jul 2009 Reply
  • CsemTam

    Love the first two albums. For me they're a great mix of instrumental excellence and uplifting melodies (delivered excellently by JW Hodgkinson).

    11 Jul 2009 Reply
  • richardrw

    Have listend to IF(1) a few times now; initially it's not easy listening. The hightlights are the excellent solos particularly the flute/sax on track 2, and I quite like some of the singing by J W Hodkinson, who I have not heard of before. But I find the tracks are not big on melody, and they are all at the same tempo (fast or medium fast). Also the flow is broken up by what I call fanfaring, (long repetition of notes bringing a movement to and end)which disrupts the flow unpleasingly. So my first thoughts were it's not worth it's four stars. But after a few times it's growing on me and I'm warming to it some.

    6 Feb 2009 Reply
  • MamaLuigi

    These guys are hella' underrated.

    5 Feb 2009 Reply
  • arrowe1969

    One of the better British Jazz/Rock outfits with a great vocalist in J. W. Hodgkinson.

    12 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Dontfret

    Reaching out on all sides has stuck in my brain since first hearing it on an island sampler 37 years ago! Its that good! Delighted their stuff is out on CD.

    3 Oct 2008 Reply
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