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Jack Foster III



3.16 | 15 ratings

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3 stars US artist Jack Foster III, apparently nicknamed Jazzraptor, is out with his fourth album.

I'm not familiar with his previous excursions, but this latest venture is at least partially a very interesting encounter with this self-titled predatorial jazzfan. The most intriguing aspect of this album is the fact that most people will have a hard time tracking down the jazz of course, with lush melodic backdrops more akin to mainstream rock and slightly more embellished varieties of these from the neo-prog family a much more common feature; alongside majestic build-ups from the symphonic rock side of progressive musical universe.

Touches of bluesrock as well as jazz does make the odd appearence though; but for better or worse; depending on musical taste; these contrasting musical elements are slicked down in the overall mix and production.

The end result is a highly melodic, slick affair with a strong mainstream tinge to a stylistic expression blending elements of jazz with listener-friendly progressive rock - music highly suitable for daytime FM radio in my personal opinion.

Windhawk | 3/5 |


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