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WALK THE NILE

Elephant9

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.78 | 73 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars Second album of Norwegian band continues the line, started with their debut. Modern version of ELP with more jazzy sound . Vintage heavy jazz rock trio, but firmly growing on a modern ground. If their debut was more raw energy and organ passages, this, second one, is a bit more matured and better balanced. Possibly, the music missed a little bit of it's raw magnetism, but became more deep and a bit more different.

There on this album Norwegian trio doesn't dig deeper, but they went wider this time. Beside excellent vintage organ attacks they searching in not such stormy waters, with slower compositions, more dreamy and airy, sometimes even with psychedelic touches.

During last decade Scandinavian ( and mostly Norwegian) musicians became absolute leaders in progressive nu.jazz /nu.fusion. It is even more interesting to listen this version of old- new jazz rock, almost forgotten and very fresh again music, mixing jazz elements with raw roots of vintage progressive rock.

Very recommended.

snobb | 4/5 |

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