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Dixie Dregs


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.78 | 93 ratings

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5 stars This record is the first burst of guitar wizard Steve Morse, after his 1975 demo "The Great Spectacular. Some crtics call it ecclectic but for me is their best work, as the compositions are intrincate and brilliant, and what´s most important and difficult, without any loss of that groovy & funky feeling that Morse inject to his music. His work at Miami University, alongside Jaco Pastorius, could be an explanation to this, with Morse´s cascading notes over groovy & weird rhythms and the spectacular violin solos by Dr. Allen Sloan, undoubtedly the best violin in any album of the band (the players in other albums were Jerry Goodman & Mark O´Connor, no comment!). This amazing album is a step further in the fusion style á la Mahavishnu, introducing folky, country & medieval lines, with a jazzier style than in subsequent albums. Try also the next one, "What if", which is a bit rockier, but also a good example of the height of the music these guys can reach.
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