Affinity was one of several brilliant British jazz rock groups that emerged in the early Seventies. It was formed by former students from the science department at Sussex University, including Grant Serpell (drums) and Lynton Naiff (piano). They recruited singer Linda Hoyle and were managed by jazz club proprietor Ronnie Scott, who was impressed by their refreshing approach. A later member of the band was renowned bass guitarist Mo Foster. This was their only album, first released by Vertigo in 1970. Comprising such numbers as ‘I Am And So Are You’, ‘Night Flight’ and ‘All Along The Watch Tower’, the group’s blend of rock and fusion jazz retains its refreshing appeal and Linda Hoyle is a distinctive singer, whose work is now gaining greater recognition and respect.
01. I Am And So Are (03:30)
02. Night Flight (07:15)
03. I Wonder If I’ll Care As Much (03:19)
04. Mr. Joy (05:19)
05. Three Sisters (04:57)
06. Coconut Grove (02:33)
07. All Along The Watchtower (11:36)