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The Group


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.31 | 25 ratings

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4 stars I have always perceived this album as another one by Pekka Pohjola, the legendary Finnish musician. The reality is that it is indeed a group effort by some of Finland's finest of that era. Sure, Pohjola contributes, but not in a dominant way.

The album is a somewhat lighter approach than what would have been expected. Not quite airy as in boring, but more like less dense in comparison. At times it reminds of Pat Metheny's works of the corresponding period, well if only as far as compositions are concerned. Still, it comes across as very European.

A rather relaxed and unforced play offers pleasant listening. Considering that at the time of it's release, international Jazz-Rock greats were getting tired, losing inspiration, The Group has made a good effort to keep things going and for that they deserve due recognition.

Anon-E-Mouse | 4/5 |


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