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Garaj Mahal


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.66 | 4 ratings

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4 stars Another interesting jazz fusion release from 2010. The band are mixing (and very professionally) vintage atmospheric keyboards -driven jazz fusion ( influenced by Hancock) with strong Middle-East and Indian music influences. If basic sound is often vintage fusion with funky feeling, there are many excurses to electronics, heavy rock guitars and more commercial jazz territories.

Some compositions sound still as great nostalgia to Headhunters, but in a fresh and slightly modernised way. At the same time album includes some less serious material, including even some openly danceable funky-soul vocals songs (as "Today" or "What My Friends Say"). Being a mixed bag, I think this release could attract different listeners by its freshness. Possibly not the best example for progressive fusion purists, this music still have enough pleasant moments for them to offer as well.

One of really non-boring jazz-fusion work from this spring, could be nice entrance for genre newcomers.

snobb | 4/5 |


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