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Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Nu Band Live

This is the Nu Band's second album after Live At The Bop Shop. The band consists of Roy Campbell (trumpet), Mark Whitecage (sax), Lou Grassi (drums) and Joe Fonda (bass). All four musicians are masters of their instruments with a long track record and their own albums. The Nu Band Live is a fantastic album. Beginning with some composed melodic lines, the themes are deconstructed and added upon. This record offers listening joy from beginning to end, intense, melodic withouth being screamy or chaotic. Just the last piece, an attack against the Bush administration's Iraq policy, does not add much musically.