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One of the best Jazz albums of the 80's.,
This review is from: Full Force (Audio CD)
I saw them life in Reykjavik in the early 80's and I knew nothing about them then and the show was a great experience. This was different to say the least, the guys dressed in African costumes with painted faces (except the late Lester Bowie who dressed in white and looked like a doctor).
The stage was full of interesting instruments and smoke and lights were used to enhance the atmosphere, it was Grand Fun.
Full Force is in my opinion the best album from the group (Urban Bushmen is also great) the playing is full of passion and the compositions are higly interesting, original and just pure fun.
One of the things that I really like about this C.D. is that apart from the traditional Jazz instruments like drumset, double bass, sax and trompet, which they all play brilliantly is that they also play all kinds of other instruments like hand drums, many kinds of percussion, celesta and bells and whistles.
It's the kind of music that appeals to the Emotions to the Intellect and to the Funny bone. Humor is for some reason very rarely blended in music.
(Another great musician who also mixes humor with emotions and intellect is of course Frank Zappa).
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Initial post: 7 Jul 2011 23:10:13 BDT
simon mack says:
yes i love this Lp also a great mixture of styles + all excellent. i must have got lucky then - as this was my first lp from AEOC back in the late nineties : what other Lps do you rate from them ? i need to delve deeper..
Posted on 25 Mar 2012 15:31:15 BDT
A. W. Kindness says:
"Explicit lyrics?" What is that about?
Actually I prefer "Fanfare for the warriors" to this album.
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