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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.15 | 38 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars This is an Italian four piece band that started to make music in a basement in 1973. They described their music as Art-rock but after the bass player was replaced Cincinnato turned more into a jazzrock formation. Every time the band went into their rehearsal room, they began with 'an one hour jam' in order to warm up and get inspiration! This became the foundation of their strong interplay and great instrumental ideas. The four compositions on the original studio LP from 1974 in general contain slow rhythms and dreamy climates featuring excellent interplay, powerful guitar play (lots of fiery soli) and tasteful keyboard work, from jazzy piano and beautiful Grand piano play to fluent runs on the ARP synthesizer. The highlight is the long track L'Ebete (more than 20 minutes): it starts with warm Italian vocals and piano with a slow rhythm, then lots of flowing shifting moods featuring exciting duels between piano and guitar, wonderful work on guitar (from fragile to fiery) and a splendid jazzy piano solo. This CD release also delivers three bonustracks: the first two are renditions from two LP songs (now with vibraphone) and the third is a live recording from 1972 (raw and mediocre sound quality) with lush Hammond and a blistering guitar solo, this is the typical early Seventies! If you like jazzrock, this CD will please you.

erik neuteboom | 3/5 |


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