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Dixie Dregs


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.21 | 152 ratings

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5 stars This is The Dixie Dregs definitive album and fusion masterpiece. Pristine production from Ken Scott (Supertramp, Level 42). WHAT IF is their _Birds Of Fire_ or their _Mysterious Traveller_ as per Mahavishnu Orchestra or Weather Report. What sets The Dixie Dregs apart is that you have more of a rock feeling than the aforementioned fusion bands. Clearly, The Dixie Dregs are more on the rock side of things. For instance, _Take Off The Top_ sounds like an instrumental jazz rock fusion version of Neil Young's _Keep On Rockin' In The Free World_, so much so that The Dregs could win this battle in court if they were to sue for artisitic palgiarism. _Odyssey_ and _Night Meet Lights Meets Light_(as intricate as anything in the Pat Metheny Group catalogue) are the highlights. _Gina Lola Breakdown_ is the progressive bluegrass piece which set the stage for the *standard number* on each Dixie Dregs album to follow. _Ice Cakes_ has some great drumming(and grunting) from Rod Morgenstein and very funky. _Little Kids_ is Steve Morse's _Mood For A Day_(as per Steve Howe), just a gorgeous piece of guitar music with violin colourings from Allen Sloan. Essential!
Gooner | 5/5 |


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