Moorsong

by Elton Dean

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Moorsong shows British jazz sax legend Dean entirely at home with an impressive range of jazz settings & styles. The album begins with a swinging Hammond Organ-driven session. The 35' of that session showcases Dean with Alex Maguire (Hammond organ), Fred T. Baker (bass), and Liam Genockey (drums). Great grooves, great tunes and great solos.
The latter part of Moorsong features spacier, more atmospheric sets, with the music more based on modes & drones: The next two tracks have Dean, Baker, guitarist Mark Hewins, and drummer Mark Sanders, these are moody free improvisations with more room left for Dean to shine.

The last song is a duet between Hewins and Dean, which is dedicated to Syd Barrett! Moorsong shows Dean in top form throughout, exploring the varied topography of British jazz, with appeal to afficionados of jazz, fusion and free music alike...

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