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Live 2004

a Live release
by
KBB

Release Year: 2005

Date Label Catalog # Comments
Musea (FGBG 4598) / Poseidon Records Captured live at the Silver Elephant club of Tokyo
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 11/15/2005 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 4/10/2013 12:30:00 PM by: DBSilver
  1. Discontinuous Spiral (8:45)
  2. Inner Flames (11:55)
  3. Shironiji (13:01)
  4. I Am Not Here (10:51)
  5. Horobi No Kawa (6:47)
  6. Nessa No Kiuku (10:39)
  7. Hatenaki Shoudou (9:34)
Akihisa Tsuboy
Violin
Toshimitsu Takahashi
Keyboards
Dani
Bass
Shirou Sugano
Drums

Reviewed by Nuno on 30 Nov 2005


I am one to consider KBB as one of the best Progressive/Fusion bands of contemporary Japanese scene!
Not only the band’s sound is refreshing, insightful and fully enjoyable, but the players ability is well above average. I especially enjoy the Violin playing of Tsuboy, one of my favorite Japanese instrumentalists.

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.