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Extended Analysis

The Wrong Object: After the Exhibition

Read "The Wrong Object: After the Exhibition" reviewed by Dave Wayne


Sometime during the late 1960s, adventurous European rock musicians led by the likes of Gong, Soft Machine, Magma, and Arzachel began incorporating elements of avant-garde jazz, contemporary classical and various ethnic musics into their own original progressive rock music. The result varied somewhat from region to region, but the most important thing was that very little of this hybrid music fit neatly into the existing parameters of fusion music, then known generically as jazz-rock. Sure, there were stacks of analogue ...

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Album Review

The Wrong Object: After the Exhibition

Read "After the Exhibition" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Wrong Object is a Belgian band that has made significant inroads to accomplishing an exalted presence in the jazz-rock and progressive rock communities. The band's sound and strategy encompasses intermittent nods to the fabled British Canterbury progressive-rock scene with inferences to Frank Zappa and jazz-rock extrapolations akin to vintage Soft Machine. Toss in a few Albert Ayler-esque sorties and guitar whiz Michel Delville's psychedelics, and you have the complete package. Best of all, the sextet has developed a patented sound ...

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Multiple Reviews

The Wrong Object Come of Age

Read "The Wrong Object Come of Age" reviewed by Nic Jones


There's no risk of hyperbole in stating that The Wrong Object come of age over the course of these two discs. Platform One is the earlier of the two and it finds the band in febrile form in the company of esteemed guests trombonist Annie Whitehead and trumpeter Harry Beckett, two players whose efforts have over the years lifted countless British jazz albums onto another plain. In light of this, Stories From The Shed is perhaps a set of greater ...

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Album Review

The Wrong Object: Stories from the Shed

Read "Stories from the Shed" reviewed by John Kelman


If Platform One (Jazzprint, 2007) found Belgium's The Wrong Object on a roll following The Unbelievable Truth (MoonJune, 2007), then Stories from the Shed positions them as one of today's busiest groups. Three records in one year is impressive enough, but Stories is notable because, while the others were collaborations with British jazzers Annie Whitehead (trombone), Harry Beckett (trumpet/flugelhorn) and Elton Dean (saxophone), Stories is TWO sans guests, proving that it can stand just fine on its own. ...

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Album Review

The Wrong Object featuring Annie Whitehead and Harry Beckett: Platform One

Read "Platform One" reviewed by John Kelman


Belgium's The Wrong Object is on a roll. An album as strong as The Unbelievable Truth (MoonJune, 2007), documenting a first (and, sadly, only) encounter in 2005 with the late British saxophone legend Elton Dean, would be more than enough for any group in any year. But with Platform One, this intrepid art/rock group teams with another legend--trumpeter Harry Beckett, born in Barbados but a fixture on the British scene since the 1950s--and trombonist Annie Whitehead, who may not be ...

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Album Review

Elton Dean & The Wrong Object: The Unbelievable Truth

Read "The Unbelievable Truth" reviewed by John Kelman


In the world of improvised music the energy of a first meeting can often be better than when there's been adequate prep time. British saxophonist Elton Dean's collaboration with the Belgium group The Wrong Object wasn't meant to be impromptu. And with Dean and the improvisational jazz/art rock quintet having exchanged scores for the October 18, 2005 performance documented on The Unbelievable Truth, it isn't as if either party had no preparation. But unexpected circumstances scuttled a pre-show rehearsal, so ...


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