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January 2006

By Published: January 9, 2006
2005

Notions of the '70s Canterbury scene are modernized via French composer/drummer Patrick Forgas' effervescent progressive-rock strategies. With Frederic Norel's streaming violin passages and jazzy choruses from the two-man horn section, the leader pushes and prods the band via a spirited impetus. Forward movement and strong soloing serve as the determining factors. But Forgas' attractive melodies and the ensemble's tightly executed unison lines offer an added treat here.



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