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Phil Miller


Canterbury Scene

3.31 | 14 ratings

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3 stars DISCLAIMER !

I am not a jazz expert. Neither have I had much exposure to jazz. I am a newbeginner in this type of music I am starting to really enjoy now.

Phil Miller is a guitarist from the Canterbury scene. He has been involved in a lot of the most known bands here. He is also listed under the Canterbury scene. This album though is some of the most left-field Canterbury scene albums out there and many miles away from Caravan and Supersisters. In short; this is a straight jazz album....... but with some references to the likes of National Health, Gilgamesh..... well, to all the jazzy Canterbury bands. That includes my favorite band Soft Machine.

A track that could had been on Soft Machine's Six or Seven album is the excellent second track on this album; Press Find Enter. That very intense track is the best on this album by a long distance. The rest of the album is interesting too, but not of the same standard. Although this album is filled to the rafters by the good and greats from this scene, it somehow lacks in good melodies. The musicianship is excellent though. I am pretty sure jazz fans will love this album, but I am feeling too "green" to really get much out of it. But as an advert for jazz towards a Canterbury fan like myself, this album has done a grrrrrrrreat job ! I will probably come back to this album in some years time and perhaps add another star when I have sunk deeper into the jazz scene. But for now; this is a very good album, but still a bit foreign to me.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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