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3.16 | 15 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Jazzraptor's Secret (0:39)
2. The Corner (5:28)
3. To Have and to Hold (4:37)
4. Outbreak Monkey (6:17)
5. Dreaming Not Sleeping (4:33)
6. Mandelbrot World (9:07)
7. God and War (8:00)
8. The New American (7:21)
9. Inspiration (3:51)
10. Sometimes When You Win (6:21)

Total Time 56:14

Line-up / Musicians

- Jack Foster III / vocals & guitars
- Trent Gardner / keyboards, vocals (1,3,5-10)
- Robert Berry / bass, drums, keyboards, vocals
- Greg Sudmeier / drums (4)
- Darcy Andersohn / backing vocals (2)

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JACK FOSTER III Jazzraptor's Secret ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(47%)
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Review by Windhawk
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3 stars US artist Jack Foster III, apparently nicknamed Jazzraptor, is out with his fourth album.

I'm not familiar with his previous excursions, but this latest venture is at least partially a very interesting encounter with this self-titled predatorial jazzfan. The most intriguing aspect of this album is the fact that most people will have a hard time tracking down the jazz of course, with lush melodic backdrops more akin to mainstream rock and slightly more embellished varieties of these from the neo-prog family a much more common feature; alongside majestic build-ups from the symphonic rock side of progressive musical universe.

Touches of bluesrock as well as jazz does make the odd appearence though; but for better or worse; depending on musical taste; these contrasting musical elements are slicked down in the overall mix and production.

The end result is a highly melodic, slick affair with a strong mainstream tinge to a stylistic expression blending elements of jazz with listener-friendly progressive rock - music highly suitable for daytime FM radio in my personal opinion.

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3 stars Despite the title, there is not much of a jazz influence or sound on here although I suppose there is some. Regardless, this is a good album of contemporary progressive rock. Also, I'm not sure it fits neatly into the neo prog category (or as I suggested, the jazz category that other sites have ... (read more)

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