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MAGIC

Billy Cobham

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.67 | 31 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars Still a funky product, this Cobham 's album is rich in electric guitar solos and electric piano lines. Plus Latin Congos. Music is not bad at all, but as often, rhythm is more important that the music by itself in some cases. One song even has vocal.

Both together it makes the album attractive in some parts and a bit boring in others. Whenever I prefer melodies to long minutes of funk pulsation, let say this album is more good than bad.

Acoustic piano,played in very classic manner, gave one more accent to all music. Even if not concentrated on one musical idea, album doesn't sound as very unfocused one. Let say - different. For sure ,in moments you feel that luck of general idea /concept.

But musicians are generally competent, music isn't boring ,so you will listen it with pleasure. Another thing is that after listening not too much will stay in your memory. Not bad mix of jazz fusion, light funk ,Latin jazz and pop-jazz.

Better then average jazz-fusion album. Strong 3,5

snobb | 4/5 |

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