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Limbic System

Limbic System

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'I can't stop playing it......!' Mike Chadwick, 'The Cutting Edge', Jazz FM, UK. 'This is an album packed with intelligent music.' (Jazzviews) 'This is a great album.....it's a winner' Devon & Cornwall Jazz Diary 'A sensual, lyrical saxophonist with great depth.' (St. Ives Times) 'Jazz fusion in the best possible sense' CDBaby, USA The Limbic System, born to gig, is a cracking band of friends who have shared their musical visions for over a decade creating original jazz music from a Weather Report angle. It is also the name of an area of the brain which deals with extreme emotions. A neurologist who fell in love with the band and the music at a recent gig touched my arm as she told me 'I tell my students: the limbic system is where all the excitement comes from' Amen! Jazzviews review by Nick Lea: 'This is a fascinating recording from the West Country based Harry S. Fulcher, with his band that he calls The Limbic System. Eschewing the theme-solos-theme and out routine that has been tried and tested, and tried again, Fulcher and his cohorts have produced an album of original material that is a truly group effort in sound and delivery and that has been tried and tested in performance (and tried and tested again). This is complex material that is thoroughly composed and orchestrated for the band, that draws it's influences from far and wide. With it's emphasis so firmly fixed on the cooperative nature of the music, one is reminded of Josef Zawinul's comment re Weather Report's debut album where he observed enigmatically that 'we never solo and we always solo'. In much the same way, albeit via a very different route and methods, Fulcher has come up with a similar beast. Wishing to come up with an album of 'Wall to wall music, as opposed to wall to wall tenor' (his words not mine), he has very much achieved this with an albums worth of material that whilst firmly in the jazz tradition defies categorisation. The playing time of most of the tracks on the album exceed the five minute mark, with four out of the seven clocking in at over seven minutes, yet there is never a sense of filling in time with each piece being played out for as long as is necessary to make the composition work. Tight knit and packed with detail, solos drifting in and out of the ensemble, (mainly from the tenor of Fulcher himself and guitarist Richard Thorn) I found this an absorbing album that would change my perception of the music on each hearing. Almost impossible then to pick out any particular track for individual attention as each has it's own distinctive character that seemed to refresh itself on each airing. Having said that it is a reviewers prerogative to contradict themselves (and most of us do), and I must admit a particular fondness for 'Speaking In Tongues' with it's tightly woven and intricate rhythmic patterns and main theme, and Fulcher's wonderful clarinet playing that interweaves throughout; getting right inside the fabric of the piece, never dominating or intrusive but always tugging at the ear. This is an album packed with intelligent music that nags away at the listener in a most pleasant way. It is 2.00am as I finish writing this review and common sense dictates that it is time to call it quits and hit the sack, but hey the album hasn't finished playing so just time to kick back and savour...' Nick Lea, Jazzviews. Personnel: Harry S. Fulcher: reeds/composer Dhevdhas Nair: piano, keyboards Richard Thorn: guitar/composer Kathryn Stagg: reeds Kevin Sanders: basses Mark Hayward: drums (Big Sky, Dirty Deckchairs & Silent Love) Sean Willmott: drums & percussion (all other tracks)

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    Artist: The Limbic System
    Title: Limbic System
    Genre: Jazz
    Release Date: 4/20/2004
    Label: CD Baby
    Product Type: CD
    Catalog #: 5637374489
    UPC: 5060080320004
    Item #: SRD803200

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