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Finisterre: Storybook

Read "Storybook" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

The red-hot Italian prog-fusion band, caught live in top form. Storybook was recorded at the 1997 Progday Festival in Chapel Hill, NC, and one can guess that Finisterre’s show was a major highlight of the festival. Because Sergio Grazia’s flute is on the front line, comparisons to Jethro Tull can hardly be avoided. But Finisterre (French for “end of the earth”) is rooted firmly in jazz-rock fusion as opposed to the British folk leanings of Ian Anderson and crew. Boris ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Finisterre: Storybook

Read "Storybook" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Italian prog-rockers, “Finisterre” hearken back to the days of Britain’s beloved “Canterbury” progressive rock scene amid the stylizations witnessed by their predecessors and fellow compatriots, “PFM,” “Area,” Banco and a few others of note. With this live presentation recorded during the infamous, “ProgDay Fest” in Chapel Hill, NC this quintet renders a series of lengthy and relatively excitable pieces consisting of whispery themes and intermittent doses of romanticism, melded with hard-edged soloing and crafty time signatures. From the onset of ...


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