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3.61 | 41 ratings

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Beautiful Scarlet
4 stars Another album filed under Jazz Fusion that could be under Canterbury Scene.

Since everyone is mentioning other bands to describe what these Americans sounds like I'll add my own two cents. These guys kind of sound like Fruupp and Egg. (Or in less obtuse phrasing, jazzy Gentle Giant)

The reference to Fruupp is because the vocalist on Maelstrom sounds exactly like the singer for them. The reference to Egg is because the music is in that vein of sorta jazzy, sorta not kinda peculiar.

The tracks are all relatively short and flow together pretty well. The vocals are nice and soft, saxophone and others are good. Not a masterpiece, some of the vocal parts I'm not amazed by and I wish the songs were longer. A pretty good album still, definitely a must listen for fans of the Canterbury Scene.

Beautiful Scarlet | 4/5 |


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