Ekseption - Ekseption Plays Bach CD (album) cover




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4 stars I don`t know if Rick van der Linden`s (Ekseption`s main composer and main arranger) favourite Baroque Music composer was J.S. Bach, but in my opinion van Leer`s and Ekseption`s adaptations and arrangements of Bach`s works are the best they did for their albums. They sound really inspired, particularly during the band member`s solos in "Air" (a great spinet solo by van Leer), "Siciliano in G" (a very good arrangement, with a great trumpet solo by Rein van der Broek), "Ave Maria" (with two wind instruments playing two different melodies which complement each other very well), "Italian Concerto" and "The Lamplighter" (with some Jazz improvisations), "Peace Planet" (with very good fast rhythms and organ melody), "Toccata" and "Partita" (both played with Pipe Organ and augmented by some Jazz improvisations). These tracks still sound with some Pop Rock commercial influences but still sound to me very good, and I still think that the material included in this album is a very good example of the very good arrangements and adaptations that this band did for Classical Music composers` works.
Guillermo | 4/5 |


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