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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.73 | 18 ratings

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4 stars Gamalon is a jazz rock band from USA formed in mid '80's around the excellent musicians Tom and Ted Reinhardt. This is their second album from 1990 namjed Aerial view. Quite intristing release melting jazz rock with some progressive leanings here and there, Gamalon manage to create a solid album in this genre. This album, and aswell their next one, sounds more like a guitarist album , in vein Of Satriani, rather then a effort of a band, in a true sens of the word. Guitar orientated release with some excellent moments, well not a masterpiece for sure, but very good. Gamalon played a more upbeat jazz rock , they are more influenced by musicians as Joe Satriani, in places some pieces are one on one with Satriani's atmosphere, just listen to for ex to Lena, I swear this piece is taken from some Satriani albums from late'80's , early'90's. Of course the musicians is top notch, entirely instrumental, Gamalon manage to brig something great in this field, the prestation of the musicians , the ideas are great, and I can only recommended this band to be checked because worth every second. In some parts I can aswell trace some Dixie Dregs elements, that atmosphere from, What if, and even some experimental moments are obvious here. Well to the tell the truth , first time I heared this band, I was a little confused, because I expected to be a real jazz fusion album, instead I get some jazz rock album, who turns to be after some spins a real treat for me. 4 stars, for this Aerial view, some pieces are truly amazing, like the opening track, Lena and a couple more. Recommended.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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