The board at that time was a super rare board with transactions over 10,000 yen! A milestone piece of Belgian jazz left in 1975 by the cult jazz group "Solis Lacus" led by Belgian pianist Michel Herr, who was a pioneer of electric jazz in Europe in the 70's. Is an analog recurrence from
! Michel Herr, who won the jazz festival in Loosdrecht, the Netherlands in 1971, gained international recognition. Accompanied by many Western jazz stars overseas performances, he is also active in the group "Jazztrack" with saxophonist Wolfgang Engstfeld in Germany. And this Solis Lacus was formed with musicians who were active in the Belgian jazz scene in the 1960s, such as Richard Rousselet of Placebo and Bruno Castelluci. An experimental and funky jazz fusion work that can be said to be the answer from Europe to the experiment of sound in the American jazz world such as Herbie Hancock's "Headhunters" and Freddie Hubbard's work on the label.Sdban Records will reissue several installments of the legendary library series ‘A Special Radio ~ TV Record’ on vinyl. These were originally released on Belgian imprint ‘Selection Records’ between 1975 and 1981. N°15 in the series was the Belgian milestone jazz album ‘Solis Lacus’ released in 1975.
Solis Lacus is the cult group around renowned Belgian pianist Michel Herr, a pioneer of electric jazz in the 70's in Europe. Michel Herr rose to international prominence after winning the first prize at the jazz festival in Loosdrecht, The Netherlands, in 1971. He accompanied many European and American jazz stars on foreign tours and ran the group Jazztrack with saxophone player Wolfgang Engstfeld in Germany. At the same time, he set up his own band Solis Lacus, which consisted of Belgian musicians who had all made a name for themselves on the national jazz scene of the 1960s including Richard Rousselet and Bruno Castelluci both from Placebo. Inspired by the reigning jazz-rock sound of the day, Herr expanded his musical vocabulary and started to play electronic keyboards. Solis Lacus recorded its only album in the course of 1974 and 1975, before the members of the group headed in their own direction.
Solis Lacus is considered the European counterpart to sound experimentations of Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, or the best albums of the CTI label such as Freddie Hubbard. This is groundbreaking, experimental and funky jazz fusion!