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The Soft Machine


Canterbury Scene

3.01 | 132 ratings

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4 stars This record contains a saxophone-oriented jazz/fusion music. It sounds a bit like Spyro Gyra. There are big names involved here: Allan Holdsworth on guitars and Jack Bruce on bass. Dick Morissey and Ray Warleigh are absolutely outstanding on saxophones: they are never dull! Jack Bruce gives a solid performance, producing a very punchy and complex bass sound. The floating keyboards are loud and the overall sound refreshes like a mint candy does in the mouth; the rhythmic and melodic keyboards (tons of electric piano) sound like the George Duke's work of the 70's. The drums are very well played and sophisticated. Here again, it is another complex and structured record for the jazz fan.
greenback | 4/5 |


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