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Bruford Levin Upper Extremities


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.95 | 73 ratings

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4 stars I first heard of this band back in the 90s, when one of the old Winamp preset stations had one of their live concerts available for streaming. I was immediately blown away. I must have listened to it every day for about two months. When this CD finally came out I rushed to purchase it. It was well worth the wait.

Bruford, as usual plays his drums and synth pads with his usual precision, breezing through polyrhythms like no one else can.

Levin (as a bass player, I'm always fascinated by his approach) adds to his impressive resume with his stellar performance here, especially on stick. I particularly like the song "Etude Revisited", a reworking of "Etude In The Key Of Guildford" from his "World Diary" CD.

David Torn shreds (pardon the pun) as he always seems to.

And if you only know trumpeter Chris Botti from his snoozer of a concert shown repeatedly on PBS, be prepared to be surprised. The guy can play out-of-the-mainstream, and excel at it as well.

Great fusion, somewhere between the Bruford band for fusion, and Earthworks for jazz.

Evolver | 4/5 |


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