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CD REVIEW: Marty Namaro - "Abstractionisms"
By Gian F - 11/29/2002 - 11:16 PM EST

Artist: Marty Namaro
Album: "Abstractionisms"
CD Review: Genre: Jazz Fusion
Sounds Like: ?
Technical Grade: 9
Production/Musicianship Grade: 10
Commercial Value: 6
Overall Talent Level: 10
Songwriting Skills: 10
Performance Skill: 10
Best Songs: The Imperical Matron, Booba, Marty's Bossa, The Social Morality of Immorality, The Classicist's Law, Skirmish Of The Minds, Blues For Angela
Weakness: ?
CD Review: This is an incredible CD. Right when I had concluded that it was just another well produced Jazz project that could be used as background music at a dinner party, "Marty's Bossa" came on and demanded that it get the rightful attention that it deserves. This is not your average "straight-ahead" Jazz. The compositions on this disc are so dramatic, well-produced, and avante garde, they could easily be used as the score to a movie, or the opening theme to a television series like "Six Feet Under". As a music listener I really appreciate the nuances of this music, but as an industry professional, it would be difficult product to "work" in a conventional sense. This is the kind of eclectic masterpiece that can't be compromised though; you either love it, or you hate it. I happen to love it.

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