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D.F.A. - Work in Progress Live CD (album) cover




Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.26 | 33 ratings

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5 stars The Italian progressive band DFA did their first-ever live performance in USA on June 17, 2000 at Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center, during NEARFest 2000, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. The event was taped and it's available on CD under the title "Work In Progress Live". I have never heard the band before, but here they are in full bloom and it's clear that the four musicians are really virtuosos on their instruments. The mostly instrumental compositions are technically complex with odd-time signatures, tempo changes and brilliant soloing. Especially the guitarist Silvio Minella and the keyboard player Alberto Bonomi come through very fine here. The keyboard sound is typical 70's, which is a compliment in my book. This is how progressive rock should be defined, although DFA has some jazz-fusion in their music too. The sound quality is very good, making the experience even better. I can't point out any influences, but there are some reminiscences to BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO, EMERSON LAKE & PALMER, GENTLE GIANT, ALAN HOLDSWORTH and YES. A live CD can't be much better than this one.
Greger | 5/5 |


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