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Forgas Band Phenomena — L'Axe du Fou
(Cuneiform Rune 282, 2009, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2010-07-01

L'Axe du Fou Cover art

Patrick Forgas is a French drummer who has been releasing jazz-rock fusion gems since the late 70s. The latest incarnation on Cuneiform Records finds Patrick and his band mates Sebastien Trognon (sax and flute), Dimitri Alexaline (horns), Benjamin Violet (guitar), Karolina Mlodecka (violin), Igor Brover (keyboards), and Kengo Mochizuki (bass) playing a sophisticated and smooth collection of four songs: “The Key,” “Axis of Madness,” “Double Entendre,” and “The 13th Moon.” Axis of Madness is the fourth release by this lineup. The music performed by these skillful musicians features extended and inspired solos that flow and soar, producing an attractive, intelligent, and very listenable musical set. I especially enjoy Karolina’s passionate violin solos. This new release is sure to please any fans of National Health, Soft Machine, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Passport.


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