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Jazz Kamikaze: Supersonic Revolutions

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Jazz Kamikaze Supersonic Revolutions Seven Seas Music 2010

Jazz Kamikaze fairly exploded onto the music scene in 2005 by winning the Young Nordic Jazz Comets. Its first album, Mission 1 (Stunt Records/Sundance Music, 2006), featured high energy hard bop-meets-rock for the new millennium, and pianist Morten Schantz's memorable tunes were peppered with searing solos from the dual spearhead of saxophonist Marius Neset and guitarist Daniel Heloy-Davidsen. The band's second album, Traveling at the Speed of Sound (Stunt Records/Sundance Music, 2007,) saw guest trumpeter Matt Schulman widen the sonic palette, but two standout ...

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Jazz Kamikaze: Mission 1

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Jazz Kamikaze, yet another progressive group from Scandinavia, won the Young Nordic Jazz Comets award in 2005 and wasted no time at all in recording this memorable first album.

The group's very name, coupled with the cartoon-depiction of the musicians on the album's cover, implies perhaps an eccentricity and certain irreverence towards the jazz tradition, but this is only true in part. While their music shares some of the thumping energy and intensity of the English band Acoustic Ladyland or the Danish band Ibrahim Electric, Jazz Kamikaze is more steeped in the roots of jazz, as heard on the straight-ahead ...



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