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LIVE 2004



Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.56 | 12 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars After the awesome new Japanese progrock band Interpose, here is another great discovery from the 'land of the rising sun', the new and very promising four piece band KBB. On this live CD you will find two tracks from their first album entitled Lost And Found (2000) and four tracks from their second one entitled Four Corner's Sky (2003) along the new song Inner Flames. I knew KBB from the second CD and was very impressed about the high level and splendid violin work. Well, on this live CD I was even more impressed, what a dynamic sound, what an excellent musicians and what an exciting soli on violin and keyboards!

The seven compositions sound pleasant and flowing, the focus is on the amazing interplay and the frequent soli. And these soli are often mindblowing: the violin alternates from warm and sensitive to flashy and very distorted (a kind of Ritchie Blackmore on violin!) and the keyboards from spectacular pitchbend driven on the synthesizer to swirling on the Hammond organ and swinging on the piano. The support by the rhtyhm-section is very dynamic and propulsive. KBB their melodic sound is close to fusion (like Mahavishnu Orchestra) but also worth to explore for symphonic prog fans, especially the Eddie Jobson aficionados although the violinist plays more in the vein of monsieur Jean Luc Ponty.

Highly recommended!

erik neuteboom | 4/5 |


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