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Terje Rypdal


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.03 | 20 ratings

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5 stars Terje Rypdal is known as Nordic guitar jazz and fusion original musician and innovator for some decades. He has ability to play cool and aerial music in very his own techniques and style. In fact, no weak album was released during this long time, but for some listeners he probably sounded a bit repetitious in moments. (If you know his works deeper, you will easy agree that it is not true).

But in new millennium Terje played and recorded few very different and unusual albums, "Vossabrygg" is most fresh in line between them. Vossabrygg means "Vossa Brew" and you from the very first sounds easy realize, that this work is tribute to great Miles Davis and his "Bitches Brew" album. But not too much here is taken from great Davis legacy - his work is more basis for inspiration to Terje Rypdal and team. Even if opening track "Ghostdancing" quotes directly from "Pharoah's Dance," by Miles Davis from the Bitches Brew .

All this album is monumental work, kind of "Bitches Brew" for nu.jazz era. Terje Rypdal supported there by his regular collaborator trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg and one of biggest name in world of nu.jazz - keyboardist Bugge Wesseltoft between others.

You can find all forms of jazz legacy besides its most modern trends - from almost be-bop sounds, through electric heavy guitar fusion to Nordic cool nu.jazz and electronic loops, with rare hip-hop and cool jazz inclusions. All these components are mixed in very colourful, but aerial, cool and Nordic-ascetic brew. Excellent music - new jazz for XXI century.

Very recommended for everyone with interest to best modern jazz fusion, as well as to just lovers of great instrumental music.

No way less than 4,5!

snobb | 5/5 |


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