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Unicorn, 2003CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 9.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4-
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: These racing jazz-rock tunes are daring, adventurous and provoking action. Our favorites were “E.M.O.” and “The Thing” but there are ten tracks in all. The musicianship is strong with daunting bass lines by Antoine Fafard, notable on “Minor Blast”, drums from Martin Maheux, Mark Tremblay on guitar and pianist Eric St. Jean. While the feel is rock fusion, the complexity and improvisation suggests jazz (with electronics). This session grew on us with repeated listening.