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Not for the faint-hearted,
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This review is from: Exile (Audio CD)
Loosely this album would probably be filed under "Jazz crossover", but there any resemblance to Jamie Cullum packs its bags and flees on a powerful motorbike. The intensity of the music, particularly Atzmon's own playing, makes your hair, tie and scarf stream out behind you like that guy in those 1980's Maxell cassette commercials (or was it BASF? Whatever). There are wonderful additions from the guest musicians too. There is virtuosity and raw passion here that you rarely find in these anodysed times - not surprising given the heritage of the personnel involved in the project. Dinner jazz it isn't, but it is worth persevering with.