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Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.57 | 28 ratings

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4 stars ****1/2

This is a live album that was recorded at On Air West in Tokyo. The band is in great shape and it is expected because Kenso has a reputation of a great live act. The musicianship is simply superb. If somebody doesn't know the music they perform is clearly in the fusion side although occasionally it sounds more like symphonic. It is very melodic fusion where the keyboards have a big part of the overall sound as well. There are not many fusion groups with two keyboardists in the line-up but this band indeed has. The effect of alternating symphonic landscapes and furious fusion passages is taken to its maximum. Fast changes in moods and I must say I like it. The interplay between the musicians is wonderful and very powerful. The musicians shouldn't be raised above other in a group like this but the guitarist and drummer make the biggest impression on me. But like I said, it is all about the splendid interplay here. This is a good place to start with this group though they have many other live albums worth checking as well.

Conclusion: Great live album by this fantastic group!

geezer | 4/5 |


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