After two excellent releases, KBB is now back with a Live album, capturing their swell performance at the Silver Elephant Club in Tokyo, last year.
This live album consists on two tracks from their debut Lost and Found, four from their sophomore Four Corner’s Sky and a new unreleased track - Inner Flames.
Their already lively and outstanding musicianship, as shown in both studio albums, is put to the test in a Live performance, and the band not only stands the test of quality, but really put out a great show, adding some free improvisation moments to the already loose (in good way) and exploratory musicality.
This band was able to create music that perfectly entwines a progressive symphonic basis with Jazz-Rock, Folk (some Celtic playing in the violin) and experimentation bliss, and it has turned that mix in a total cohesive and confident output. The violin playing is obviously the central piece here (sometimes breathtaking!!), but all other players get their share on the spotlight, and not a single one gets short on delivery.
Those who still do not know this band, this is as good as a place to start as any other release by KBB. Those who already know it, know that this must be a high quality cd, and I am sure they will direct some efforts to get their hands and ears on it.