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THE SOUND OF SURPRISE

Bill Bruford's Earthworks

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.96 | 28 ratings

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kingwingding
4 stars A traditional jazz line up playing an acoustic fusion like no other, this album is gem from Bruford in both composition and talented drum play. Bruford really plays into this style of music with plenty of compound time signatures playing on the back beat . The usual bruford style of play. But the writing for the whole ensemble is what really made me love this album. The first track is a great example of this with the two trading melodys with the piano and sax, plus a great use for the alto which i don't hear much. The Musicians are the best part with a great cast of soloist, everone of them. This album also features lots of great transitions from slow ballad to fast swing to a cool bossa. All Executed perfectly. This Album is mostly jazz though and not so much fusion so don't expect any crazy keyboard solos or electric bass slap or anything. And thats the only reason i don't give it 5 stars seeing how its not prog at all. But that is no reason not to check it out cause i know if you liked Buford's one of a kind you'll like this one
kingwingding | 4/5 |

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