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The Flock

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The Flock was a Chicago-based jazz-rock band that released two records on Columbia records in 1969 (The Flock) and 1970 (Dinosaur Swamps). The Flock did not achieve the commercial success of other Columbia jazz-rock groups of the era such as Chicago and Blood Sweat & Tears, but were most notable for their inclusion of a prominent violin in their recordings. The violinist, Jerry Goodman, went on to considerable notoriety as a member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra and as a solo artist. The Flock reunited briefly in 1975 for an album “Inside Out”, and in 2004 a CD was released of a 1973 live concert called “Live in Europe”, which features Michael Zydowsky on violin in place of Goodman.

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  • keroina

    I have question... when can I get the song : The Flock – Creature ?

    14 Mar 2013 Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    After a highly promising first album that was further "outside," jazz/fusion-wise than either Chicago or BS&T (owing, to a great extent, to the influence of Miles Davis' Bitches Brew album, which Webb participated in, but whose performance was not recorded). The first album on Columbia was produced by blues legend John Mayall. The band went back into the studio and recorded a second album entitled "Dinosaur Swamps" featuring the hit "Big Bird". The band began work on a third studio album , but Columbia Records' Clive Davis raided The Flock, stealing Jerry Goodman for the Mahavishnu Orchestra project: apparently jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty was guitarist-bandleader Mahavishnu John McLaughlin's first choice, but the U.S. government would not grant Ponty a work-permit visa. The effect of taking Goodman out of The Flock was predictably disastrous. >> Wikipedia English

    9 Sep 2011 Reply
  • nixatlast

    Yep, so bad that such great music is not heard more.

    9 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Jerof

    I just dont understand how such good bands aren't well known. zajebiste ^^

    2 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Salt_The_Fries

    @ Jangarse: Stimmt!

    16 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Salt_The_Fries

    Overlooked.

    16 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Radloc

    Similar Artists: Cytrus

    5 Sep 2009 Reply
  • mozzmozz

    We're all on Hornschmeyer's Island. Their two albums are jazz-rock gems.

    13 Jul 2009 Reply
  • ForMe2PoopOn

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT, THE FLOCK IS ONE OF THE GREATEST BANDS TO EVER EXIST, JESUS CHRIST, I'm in tears. AMAZING... Simply... Amazing.

    28 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Jangarse

    Zu Unrecht zu unbekannt...

    15 Aug 2008 Reply
  • JosephLagos

    \o/

    19 Feb 2008 Reply
  • clark_

    The Forgotten Flock! RIP. You did not deserve such a destiny. You did not deserve to be forgotten.

    27 Nov 2007 Reply
  • Sidepipe

    <3

    22 Jul 2007 Reply

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