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Artist: Shintaro Quintet
Label: BBE Music
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 22 January 2021

Originally released on the private label Streetnoise, Shintaro Quintet's 1984 album, Evolution, is the 7th release in BBE Music's highly acclaimed J Jazz Master Class Series...

Evolution is a jazz album that everyone can enjoy. It's got all the standard jazz hallmarks of a great LP and it doesn't harm it that it's a great album to dance too. The album contains 6 works (46 min, 53 sec) which are diverse enough to keep your interest, whilst still being in the same style.

Jazz is a genre that has so many variants and can divide fans who only like certain styles of jazz. For me, as long as there's a catchy, memorable tune and none of the instruments dominates to the point of distraction, I love pretty much all forms of traditional jazz.

This won't disappoint, especially considering the production values make it sound as though you have front row seats at a private club performance.


Nick Smithson

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