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Jet Lag


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.56 | 22 ratings

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4 stars Jet Lag is a new Italian group that released this album, which supposedly was to be their only one. These guys play a kind of symphonic jazz prog. It is not exactly in the classic Italian tradition but it is influenced by the seventies scene. The bass and drums stand out more, as you would expect from a jazz-influenced group. The playing is rather busy and hectic all the time. This band is not holding back. The keyboards and the flute ad the symphonic part to their music but even these instruments are played fast and furious. Jet Lag has very high-class musicianship that should appeal to fans of this genre. There are vocals both in English and Italian. The only English sung track is almost completely accent free which I find rather unusual for an Italian band. Over half of the tracks are instrumentals.

The highlight track of the album is the 16-minute closer "Mare Nostrum", but it's also a little less on the jazz side. This is because there is alternating jazzy and symphonic parts in this track. All tracks are very good overall.

Conclusion: High quality symphonic jazz prog!

geezer | 4/5 |


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