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3.70 | 64 ratings

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3 stars One of the early Italian jazz fusion bands. Grew up from jazz band, the musicians have strong techniques and easily could play very balanced melodic jazzy tunes. With quite characteristic Italian sound (very rounded, mellow and melodic), this album is pleasant listening for fans of well balanced pleasant early jazz fusion. Even some electric guitar soloing doesn't destroy harmony of their music.

To be honest, the sound is a bit dated looking from now, but it is more question of taste - some likes this vintage feeling. Electric piano sound is everywhere , but never on the front, sax filling some spaces, as well as electric guitar, but in whole the music is more teams product, not soloists for sure.

I don't like too much this relaxed , post-bop and mellow jazz atmosphere of all recording, it gave some commercial feeling. Another thing - every listener often expects such sound from Italian bands ( Area was such perfectly different!).

Very pleasant (and very safe) release, with some symphonic elements. Good album for mellow fusion lovers, I prefer to listen something less comfortable though.

My rating is 3+.

snobb | 3/5 |


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