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Jazz Kamikaze: Supersonic Revolutions

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Jazz Kamikaze Supersonic Revolutions Seven Seas Music 2010 JazzKamikaze 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, ...

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JazzKamikaze: Travelling at the Speed of Sound

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If it ain't broke don't fix it. Isn't that what they say? Stagnation is death. Don't they also say that? JazzKamikaze no doubt had those advising it to repeat the formula that worked so successfully on its acclaimed debut, Mission 1 (Stunt Records, 2006). Others probably urged evolution, progress, fresh sounds. The five musicians have opted to plot a flight path right down the middle on Travelling at the Speed of Sound, and they do so in some style.


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