Procession Of The Zzebra
Another Angel Air historical gem from John McCoy’s archive. Never before released on CD, this 1975 album features classic mid-70s progressive/afro/jazz rock/funk.
In addition to John McCoy, Zzebra included Dave Quincy(If), Loughty Amao (Osibisa), Tommy Eyre (Joe Cocker) and Steve Byrd who was featured on the first Gillan album.
...musically very hard to describe, in your local record store File under? 'No Point' starts things off nicely with a jazz/funk effort, but what impressed me most were the vocals - impressive stuff! 'Society' rocks things up a little, cool music with some great percussion...The quality of the live tracks is very good. 7/10
Jilly's Rock World (June 2001)
The previously unreleased album from 1975. features Liam Genocky and Steve Byrd (also later of Gillan fame) in a septet playing a variety of rock styles, covering the best of white and black music of the era...an enjoyable if eclectic concoction.
Record Collector(August 2001)
Zzebra were at the forefront of mid 70s Progressive/Afro/Jazz Rock/Funk/Folk...
Feedback, (Sept 2001)
…absolutely innovative, vibrating progressive hard(?) rock with lots of jazz, folk elements, extremely complex structures and brilliant musicianship…A very demanding, precious release, exclusively hot
Psychedelic, No.9 (December 2001)
Somewhat freeform in character, the keyboards provide the springboard for Zzebra to lay down some tasty, languid and, at time, funky rock. Fluid, expressive, progressive rock that shifts in feel and form - making for an intriguing listen.
Hartlepool Mail, 31 December 2001
…there is a sense of adventure the size of an interstate running through the band's musicianship…Eight studio recordings and four live cuts from a 1975 European tour catch Zzebra in audacious form, pushing Lost World up among the very best Angel Air releases of the year.
Jo-Ann Green, Goldmine, January 2002