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Jaga Jazzist


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.66 | 46 ratings

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4 stars This record is an anchorpint for independent jazzers in europe. Please, is more than jazz/rock, is a very complex yet amazing blend of jazz, electronica, post rock, and acid jazz. Is very unclassifable. KITTY W (the opening track) for example, is so mesmerizing and unique, starting like an old RETURN TO FOREVER song, but morphing into a CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA meets GARY BURTON universe, always using tons of layers of live sounds. As simple (or complex) as that, the whole records slips into your ears, mixing almost naturally loops and sequences of bits and bites with such a little orchestra provided by themselves, from DAY, to SUOMI FINLAND (a rounding name, because SUOMI in finnish is FINLAND, funny...) any way, the only "proper" jazz piece is I COULD HAVE KILLED HIM IN THE SAUNA, (a very in-joke name... ) beacuse the structure of the song is more o less avant-garde oriented, a sort of JIMMY GIUFFRE kind of approach, linking the sounds to DOPPELGANGER, a doppler inspired "icy" piece, driving the senses to despair or excitement, you choose. The journey ends with the title track, an ode to 60's-70's avant-garde composers like ERIC DOLPHY and SUN-RA, with the electronic flabor that is the house tademark. Those who admire MEDESKI, MARTIN AND WOOD, will be very pleased with these record, highly recommended. peace
arqwave | 4/5 |


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