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HAMADA

Nils Petter Molvaer

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.04 | 6 ratings

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snobb
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3 stars My first contact with nu.jazz music happened some years ago, when I listened E.S.T. live in one of small Balkan town. I was interested, then purchased their records and wasn't disappointed.

Nils Petter Molvaer is a bit different case. His roots came from ECM label, and as many nu.jazz/nu.fusion leaders, he represents "cold" Scandinavian school of jazz sound. So - what you will find there, in his newest to time album (2009)?

Some compositions are almost pure neo new-age (or acid-jazz mixed with new age). Happily there are not too many of them. Bigger part of music there is down tempo relaxed electronic/ambient sounds, often only half structured, with blueprints of rhythm, and trumpet soloing sound, placed under its. All the music is bulky, with strong acid jazz and lounge music feeling. Happily some moments are more experimental, they are more interesting and at least remind classic jazz/fusion roots of that music.

Often nu.jazz is stated as most modern form of jazz-rock fusion. I can agree in part only, because you will hardly find rock - component there. If in best moments you still can catch jazz improvisations ( without classic jazz virtuosity), rock component could be represented by possibly new age or ambient sounds, which is not very logical. I can see this music as one of jazz-fusion side-tracks ( another is so called "punk-jazz", which contains less jazz, but stronger rock component). Possibly jazz-fusion future is somewhere in between.

Being in part interesting for listening, this album could mostly attract serious lounge jazz/acid jazz or modernised new age listener.

snobb | 3/5 |

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