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Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - Blue Nights CD (album) cover


Bruford Levin Upper Extremities


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.69 | 22 ratings

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4 stars This fantastic album encourages you to imagine the unimaginable: a superb King Crimson- like instrumental band with Bill Bruford and Tony Levin in it, but without Robert Fripp. Please don't worry, BLUE's lead guitarist (David Torn) is weird enough. He's already recorded one of the dreamiest jazz-prog albums ever, for the ECM label: CLOUD ABOUT MERCURY - also featuring Bill and Tony. One of the best tunes from CLOUD ("Three minutes of Pure Entertainment") also appears in this live collection, which features a great deal of the controlled mayhem people used to associate with Crimso, especially around the time of their notorious "drive to 1984", and in the David Cross / John Wetton days.

For all Bill Bruford and Tony Levin fans, and indeed for all admirers of post-1971 King Crimson, this album will be essential listening. Oh, and don't worry about Chris Botti's trumpet. Botti wasn't allowed to spoil the fun.

fuxi | 4/5 |


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