Bruce Palmer / The Cycle is Complete

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With Buffalo Springfield, the late Bruce Palmer had a somewhat erratic career, oft replaced by session players – such as Jim Fielder later of Blood, Sweat & Tears – due to busts, deportations, and other circumstances.  However, on his lone solo slab The Cycle Is Complete (1971) released on the Verve imprint, the multi-instrumentalist turns in a rather eccentric jazz, psychedelic, new age song-cycle comprised of extended electric Miles- like jams and improv. Palmer stretches out on bass, with upper register melodies and pocket grooves which befit the trippy moods.

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