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Edition Spéciale


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.76 | 34 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars Since a few months I've re-discovered the jazz rock music from the Seventies: MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, Jean-Luc PONTY, Al DIMEOLA and RETURN TO FOREVER. And then I got this promo, what a treat! The French band EDITON SPECIALE released their album "Aliquante" in '77 featuring nine splendid songs, including two bonus tracks ("Camara" and Aurore") from the third album entitled "Horizon Digital". From the first track "Verda" I'm blown away by EDITION SPECIALE, these four guys knew how to please their audience! The dynamic and powerful music on the nine compositions is based upon a strong and adventurous rhythm-section, great interplay and lots of sensational soli: wah- wah drenched guitar and pitchbend-driven keyboard pyrotechnics. The only minor flaw concerns the vocals, in my opinion the sound fits more to soul and R&B than to jazz rock. But doesn't matter because most of the music is instrumental with strong hints from RETURN TO FORVER and WEATHER REPORT (but more guitar oriented). A must for the jazzrock aficionados!
erik neuteboom | 3/5 |


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