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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.53 | 17 ratings

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2 stars Jazz-Rock band Kada came from Hungary and had been around since the early-90's.During the first years they experimented by combining their jazzy attitude with singing lines, however they ended up to perform as an all-instrumental group.In 1999 a self-titled CD debut sees the light on Periferic Records with Kada performing as a six-piece group with drummer Gergely Ballay, bassist Attila Boros, Gergely Katona and Gabor Kollmann on horns and wind instruments, Gyozo Mogyoro on percussion and Lazlo Valik on guitars.

The problem with ''Kada'' is actually the same dominating several Jazz-Rock bands and their albums.The listener can find a hell of a talent and plenty of interesting ideas on the individual performances: Some deep bass playing, some decent sax and trumpet parts, a heavy KING CRIMSON-edged style of guitar playing.But when it comes to the arrangements the whole thing falls short.Semi-improvised Jazz-Rock with a very noisy approach, which turns from Avant- Garde/RIO fields to KING CRIMSON-like Heavy Prog to free Jazz in a blink of an eye.And when you are about to get hooked with a section it is severely spoiled by another one following.The album contains some good grooves with decent rhythmic parts and the bass performance of Boros really shines through.Even the trumpet passages, especially the more atmospheric ones, hold some interest.But the album is very much driven by the more improvisational parts with no destination at all, the abstract overall delivery and series of monotonic passages, where the listener desperately seeks from something to grab from.Not to mention tha the album is rather too long and the ideas too much stretched.

These guys should have really come up with a better album regarding the talent detected throughout the album.But this work maybe fun to watch live but it is not for every day listening.Strictly recommended to Avant/Jazz-Rock fans.

apps79 | 2/5 |


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