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CAPRICORNUS 003 ~ POLAND ~ Jazz-Rock Fusion

Recorded: 2021 Released: 2021

This is the second album by Polish Fusion ensemble Moon HoaxFind albums by this artist, led by guitarist / composer Michal KarbowskiFind albums by this artist. The new lineup of the sextet includes trumpeter Klaudiusz KlosekFind albums by this artist, saxophonist Jaroslaw BothurFind albums by this artist, vibraphonist Filip OwczarskiFind albums by this artist, bassist Jedrzej LaciakFind albums by this artist and drummer Przemyslaw BorowieckiFind albums by this artist. The album presents eight original compositions, all by the leader.

The music follows to some extent the musical direction of the debut, recorded eight years earlier, moving between Jazz, Fusion and Brass Rock. The melodic compositions are spiced with diverse rhythmic patterns and the extended soloing allows all the ensemble members to show their individual abilities. The leader’s guitar sound is the most idiosynchratic element in the music, which sets it aside from most other Fusion efforts.

The fact that the harmonic layer is supported by the vibraphone, rather than by the omnipresent keyboards, adds to the unique ambience the ensemble manages to create. The Brass Rock sound that characterized the debut is less emphasized on this album, with the brass instruments soloing in turn, but not supporting the music with background brass riffs all along the way, which loses some of the charm. Nevertheless, the music is still very enjoyable and the album offers an exciting listening experience, especially to Fusion oriented music fans.

Overall, this is a very solid Fusion album, with exciting music and excellent performances, which should find every fan of the genre completely satisfied. Hopefully next time we won’t have to wait for another eight years for the next one.
Updated: 18/01/2022Posted: 18/01/2022CD 1 Digipak Recommend To A Friend

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