NGUYEN LE - Celebrating The Dark Side Of The Moon

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 165 / 11-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Act | Autor: WK

Nguyen Le is a renowned French jazz guitarist with a great affinity for classical rock, who has also recorded a much acclaimed Hendrix tribute. With "The Dark Side Of The Moon" he now takes on a complete album. It transmits the energy of Pink Floyd to an entire big band. Whether Rick Wright's keyboards can be transposed to a compact brass section, however, raises doubts. Le wants to give the whole thing power, but at the same time it too often falls into the trap of convention. Their own songs are courageous, which Le so organically complements with a lot of sure instinct that they hardly differ from the originals. The impression often arises that Le cannot decide between a monument for the model and overcoming it. He doesn't want to be able to do either. His approach to "The Dark Side Of The Moon" is solid and friends of precisely arranged big band sound get their money's worth. With a little more humility it could have been a big album.

Top track: On The Run

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