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by Nic Jones
For all the energy here the group is as in thrall to its own role models as the latest adherents to Miles Davis's pre-fusion quintet of the mid-to late 1960s. In revisiting what's essentially Albert Ayler's music – wasn't this once known amongst marketing types as ecstatic jazz" for all of five minutes? – Jim Ryan's Forward Energy brings nothing new to it, and the one-dimensional nature of the music makes for taxing listening.
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