Sweet Smoke were a short-lived Progressive rock band who also incorporated prominent Jazz Fusion and
Psychedelicinfluences into their music. Their sound also drew inspiration from other genres as well, most notably Funk and
Latinmusic. They were originally formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1967, although the band moved to live as a commune
inGermany before the decade was out. Their albums, particularly their 1970 effort, Just A Poke, turned them into a sort
ofcult icon among the underground scene which was beginning to emerge in Europe as a response to the American
hippieculture. Today the band enjoys a quiet, but nonetheless esteemed, reputation as a well respected group in
bothProgressive rock and Jazz Fusion.