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Crimson Jazz Trio


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.04 | 56 ratings

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4 stars Second album by mostly acoustic trio, founded by ex-King Crimson drummer Ian Wallace. As it is stated in their name - they are jazz trio, and it's absolutely true. This time another KC-related musician - Mel Collins is collaborated as guest on sax.

Musical material is all well known - great King Crimson compositions, just seriously reworked to become contemporary jazz pieces ( some vocals are presented as well). All music is more jazz, than fusion, but excellent compositions make it very interesting, pleasant and accessible listening even for those without big love to jazz.

Main accents there are atmosphere, acoustic warm sound, melancholic tunes, and great material just found its new life. Musicians are competent, and happily not demonstrate their technical abilities, but tried to save originals spirit.

So -great ,really great result. It's difficult for me to speak about such kind of cover-work as about masterpiece, but I can just tell that it is possibly greatest of possible re-birth of progressive classics.

Very recommended - and not only for jazz fans. Without doubt - 4,5!

snobb | 4/5 |


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