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Golden Xplosion by Marius Neset

Marius Neset

Golden Xplosion

Release Date: Apr 25, 2011

Genre(s): Jazz, Jazz Instrument

Record label: Edition

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Album Review: Golden Xplosion by Marius Neset

Absolutly essential, Based on 2 Critics

The Guardian - 100
Based on rating 5/5

There are plenty of credible heirs to the sax legacy of the late Michael Brecker, but most mimic Brecker's hurtling virtuosity without adding much colour of their own. Marius Neset, the 25-year-old Norwegian saxophonist who surfaced in the UK last year with Django Bates (his teacher and mentor at Copenhagen's Rhythmic Music Conservatory), not only combines Brecker's power and Jan Garbarek's tonal delicacy, but has a vision that makes all 11 originals on this sensational album feel indispensable, and indispensably connected to each other. Bonuses include an inspired Bates on piano and synths, and the formidable Phronesis rhythm section of bassist Jasper Høiby and drummer Anton Eger.

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BBC Music
Opinion: Fairly Good

Neset has amazing potential, but this is a mixed album from the saxophonist. John Eyles 2011 Still only 25, Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset seems destined for great things. At the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, his professor, renowned British keyboardist and composer Django Bates, soon recognised his talent. Neset became a member of the big band storRMChaser and Bates’ small group Human Chain, to great acclaim.

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