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Fresh and varied sounds of British jazz triumph!!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Alternating Currents (Audio CD)
Denys Baptiste answers his MOBO award with an album that is probably as important as Courtney Pine's 'Underground'. Pine's influence can been seen in Baptiste's music, but Baptiste certainly has a unique sound. Perhaps his most interesting is the second track 'The Kraken', a very atmospheric piece based on the alleged monster-sized squid in legends. He shows his musical flexibility in track 5 'Mind the Gap' seamlessly changing from 3/4, 4/4, and 5/4 timebase. The vocal efforts from Juliet Roberts on two tracks blend in perfectly with Baptistes style.
This is a brilliant album, a definate must-buy for anyone interested in British jazz.