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Kairos 4tet: Kairos Moment

Read "Kairos Moment" reviewed by Chris May

A luminous debut album from four young London musicians which, unexpectedly, affirms the eternal verities of acoustic jazz. Supple rhythms, strong melodies, inventive harmonies, flowing improvisation...it's all here and it bucks the trend. Since the adoption of Acoustic Ladyland by the mainstream media round about the release of the band's album Last Chance Disco (Babel, 2005), Britain has seen a rash of high decibel punk/jazz outfits--a few of them, like Led Bib, offering invigorating antidotes to the bland and the ...