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THE BREAK EVEN POINT

The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.88 | 7 ratings

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Artik
4 stars Oh I'm surprised nobody reviewed this one before. So I'll do the honours :) It's their third record and at the same third I ever heard from them. I was dragged to the band by Jon Hiseman (Colosseum) and Ian Carr (Nucleus) but frankly the whole ensemble is brilliant. I'm happy to hear on their third lp they stand firmly by the jazz rock principles regardles of the times (there aren't many good prog records from 1979!) when everybody were lowering their standards to please record companies and wider audience. There is no vocals here, only very nicely executed jazz rock with big band arrangements and with enough of variety to make the listening experience interesiting. There is fierce brass section here and there with some calmer moments to a good measure, but never cheesy, (Keny G it isn't!) and even one very good spanish-tinged track. If you like brass rock with quite a lot of soloing You should be more than pleased with this record and with this band in general. 4 stars.
Artik | 4/5 |

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