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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Marius Neset - Birds (Edition)

Once you've got over your violent desire to kill drama students from looking at the artwork this is a great album. Modern jazz stuff.

Found it via a great article in The Quietus. A column all about jazz - http://thequietus.com/articles/14092-complete-communion-jazz-reviews-2

This is how they described the Marius Neset album:-

You can always expect the unexpected with Scandinavian composers. 27-year-old saxist and composer Marius Neset has been hailed "the most talented Norwegian saxophonist since Jan Garbarek in the 1960s", but Neset’s compositions range from the chattering density of Frank Zappa circa Hot Rats to the melodic hypnotism of Steve Reich. Birds is a wild, symphonic and metamorphic recording.

Don't have enough jazzbo knowledge to declare how accurate that description is but it piqued my interest and it was definitely worth it. Been playing this fairly regularly for the past month or so now.

I'd highly recommend checking out the rest of that Quietus column because it's a goldmine of great tips.

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