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The Greg Foat Group: The Dancers at the End of Time

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This is the fourth album by pianist/organist/composer Greg Foat and has been released both on CD and LP (this review concerns the latter format) and is unquestionably his most accomplished and satisfying to date. The stately strains of a church organ (a real one, since this album was recorded in a church), herald the opening to the title track on Side A, giving way to Rob Mach's tenor before the movement of a door is heard introducing the ...

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The Greg Foat Group: The Greg Foat Group Live at The Playboy Club, London

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Compare and contrast the cascade of notes from Greg Foat's electric piano with albums featuring keyboardists such as Dave MacRae or Keith Tippett. This set's opener, Erni Clark's obscure minor classic “By The Grace Of God, I Am" recalls a feeling, intentionally similar, to the heady days of the late 1960s and early 1970s which Foat finds most appealing. The short bridging track “Exodus Interlude" with its famous theme and barely a minute in length leads into “Mr Minor" introduced ...

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The Greg Foat Group: Girl with Robot and Flowers

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A lugubrious brass arrangement combined with keyboard and rock steady drums heralds the opening to “Girl with Robot and Flowers (Part I)," augmented by a plaintive harmonica. “Have Spacesuit Will Travel" has a filmic quality to it, and as the album title suggests--a spacey feel, with echoey piano redolent of a John Barry or Roy Budd soundtrack. Greg Foat's Hammond L100 intermittently recalls Brian Auger and at times even Soft Machine or Caravan, the latter group's ...


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