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Album Review

Kenso: In the West

Read "In the West" reviewed by John W. Patterson


In the West is a live, studio-ready recording from On the West, Tokyo performances of Kenso in Sep 1997. This excellent recording showcases a group that perfectly dances the knife-edge twixt progressive rock and jazz fusion. At times they remind me of Return to Forever and then The Dixie Dregs. Even hints of Happy the Man are detected. Kenso is a well-kept Japanese secret to most fusion fans.Guitarist Yoshihisa Shimizu handles the fret board like Steve Morse and ...


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