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David Sancious


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.79 | 19 ratings

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4 stars David Sancious possibly is better known as studio musician, but this album represents him as very competent solo musician. Just four compositions, David plays both keys and guitar. The music there is more or less similar to jazz fusion leaders of that time.

"Sky Church Hymn #9" is unusual blues based composition with very energetic guitar in Hendrix-style. Two other side-A compositions contain all main elements of jazz fusion from mid-70-s. David plays attractive keyboards tunes and structures, with some passages , but I like more separate moments, than compositions in whole.

Fourth, longest composition (and side-B of original LP release) is 18+ minutes long jazz fusion suite with vocals (including Gayle Moran). With bigger accents on individual instruments soloing, generally this composition could be compared with RTF works.

Overall, album contains many moments of really high class energetic jazz fusion of its time and demonstrates very competent musicianship. I just missed concept feeling, the music often sounded as great demonstration of some musical pieces, not too much connected between each other. Great musicianship, but after listening you possibly will remember some separate pieces and moments, but hardly all album as whole work.

snobb | 4/5 |


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