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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.98 | 49 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars KBB is a Japanese formation, rooted in the late Nineties but this new album is only their third studio effort after their debut CD from 2002 and the CD Live 2004.

I am delighted about that live album, what a sensational work on violin and Hammond organ! On the new CD entitled Proof Of Concept again we can enjoy great and often exciting work on keyboards and violin by wizard Akihisa Tsuboy, especially his wah-wah drenched soli are spectacular, very similar to a distorted guitar sound. KBB their music shifts from dreamy and classical to compelling, propulsive and bombastic, loaded with spectacular violin soli, sensational synthesizer flights and great interplay between violin and Hammond organ. Remarkable tracks are Rice Planting Song (the atmosphere is close to the Roumanian folk due to the violin sound) and 40 Degrees featuring swirling Fender Rhodes electric piano and a powerful jazzy bass.

KBB is not a band that delivers elaborate compositions but if you like exciting instrumental, jazzrock oriented music with violin - and kebyoard pyrotechnics, you will be delighted too!

erik neuteboom | 4/5 |


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