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David Cross


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.25 | 26 ratings

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4 stars David CROSS is perhaps most known as a former violin player with KING CRIMSON. He recorded five albums together with them 1972-1974. This is a re-release of his solo album "The Big Picture", originally released in 1992, and a new, previously unreleased track, "Nurse Alone". The music is reminiscent to his former band-mates KING CRIMSON as well as PINK FLOYD and John WETTON, with David's violin in the spotlights. The highlights are the opening "Nurse Insane", "Christine", the instrumental "Minaret", "Black Ice", the instrumental "Sundays", the complex "Grinfixer", "Holly and Barbed Wire" and the closing instrumental "Nurse Alone". This album is equal to "Exiles" (1997) but in a different way. "Exiles" is interesting because of the many great guest performances by Robert FRIPP, Peter HAMMILL and John WETTON. "The Big Picture" because it is more like a band effort. Both albums have excellent song writing.

Greger | 4/5 |


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