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Dissappointing follow-up to so many great albums
on 3 December 2000
Courtney Pine's albums reflect both the contemporary jazz scene and the contemporary music scene more broadly. He combines his own style of jazz, which reflects his rich musical influence, with hip-hop and breakbeat to make very innovative jazz tunes. Once again he has produced an album that has a good deal of these numbers of a quality that would please his fans. BUT, there are other songs on it. Not the more traditional tunes that have bulked out his previous albums, that remind you that they are jazz albums and Pine is a contender for best-living-saxophonist. Instead what we have is a collection of wierd mutated hybrids of jazz, r'n'b, and garage. This could be your cup of tea, but if you don't like either of the two previous musical genres - and the worst aspects of each are used - then you will be left unhappy. Courney Pine is one of the few musicians who have genuihne musical genius so the album is a good album, but a dissappointing Courtney Pine Album.