When the finest young jazz musicians in the UK teamed up to form a dynamic fusion outfit, the result was If, one of the most challenging and exciting bands of the Seventies. The group was fronted by J.W.Hodkinson, a powerful singer, backed by superb musicians Dick Morrissey (tenor sax and flute and Terry Smith (lead guitar).
With a strong rhythm section the seven piece was hailed as worthy competitors to such American pace setters as Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears.
‘If’ was the band’s debut album, produced by Lew Futterman and released in 1970 in a distinctive silver sleeve. This CD re-issue features seven driving tracks including such intriguing arrangements as ‘I’m Reaching Out On All Sides’, ‘What Can A Friend Say’ and ‘Raise The Level Of Your Conscious Mind’.
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