Electric Squeezebox Orchestra

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MUSIC REVIEW BY Rotcod Zzaj, Improvijazzation Nation

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Some of the most joy-filled trumpet-led jazz you've ever heard on this August 2015 release - Erik's trumpet work is astounding and lively all the way through, and the cast of characters he has with him is far too large to itemize here. On songs like the total-groove 6:40 "Bolenge Shuffle", you'll find your feet wanting to "do the jazz dance"! Erik's horn on the mellow opener, "ESP", definitely has shades of Miles, and will keep your ears glued to that muted trumpet. It was the mood progression on "Chataigne Grilles" that made it my personal favorite of the ten songs offered up, though... not "blues", per se, but full of life and emotion. Though this is my first listen to Erik's powerful music, I've no doubt it won't be my last. I give Erik and his musical magicians a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for this great musical adventure, with an "EQ" (energy quotient) rating of 4.98.






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