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Zao

Zao
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A French fusion super-group, formed in 1971 by two early members of Magma: François "Faton" Cahen and Jeff "Yochk'o" Seffer, and featuring many other talents of the 70s prog and fusion fields. Zao took the Magma "Zeuhl" brand of fusion and jazzed it up a bit, adding folk elements of Seffer's cultural heritage, and lots of other unique touches. After Seffer left, the band became more jazz-rock. They have reformed at least twice since disbanding in the late 1970s.
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Zao — Ethnic-3 Live Zao — Ethnic-3 Live
(Musea FGBG 4779.AR, 2009, CD)
Zao — Akhenaton Zao — Akhenaton
(Musea FGBG 4125.AR, 1994, CD)
Zao — Typhareth Zao — Typhareth
(Musea FGBG 4146.AR, 1977/1998, CD)
Zao — Kawana Zao — Kawana
(Musea FGBG 4039.AR, 1976/2001, CD)
Zao — Live! Zao — Live!
(Musea FGBG 4492.AR, 1976/2003, CD)
Zao — Osiris Zao — Osiris
(Musea FGBG 4130.AR, 1974/1995, CD)
Zao — Z=7L Zao — Z=7L
(Musea FGBG 4081 AR, 1973/1993, CD)

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