D.F.A. - Work in Progress Live CD (album) cover




Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.28 | 29 ratings

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Squire Jaco
4 stars Intricate, jazzy, psychedelic, symphonic prog from Italy. I mean whadja expect, right? ;-)

The Italians continue to amaze me with their consistent virtuosity in the areas of symphonic prog and jazz fusion. (Are they all descendants of Paganini?!)

D.F.A. has been around for a while, and even came out with a newer cd recently ("4th"), which is killer btw. This particular cd is from their NEARfest 2000 performance and captures the band in fine form, playing six of their finest compositions (each in the 6-11 minute range) over a total of 60 minutes.

What do these guys sound like? I'm gonna go with a combination of Ozric Tentacles, Djam Karet, King Crimson and PFM. This is mostly instrumental music, though there is the occasional vocal. You get magnificent drumming, numerous time and key signature changes, and truly interesting and new music that maintains the melody within an intricate and busy sound texture. It's all supported by fantastic production quality. This is truly great shtuff to be discovering in the 21st century. ("4-1/2 stars")

Squire Jaco | 4/5 |


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