Moraz, Patrick / Bill Bruford - In Tokyo (Mega Blowout Sale)

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“By [the] time of this [July, 1985] performance, both Moraz and Bruford were firmly established in the progressive rock world. Moraz appeared on Yes' outstanding Relayer (Atlantic, 1974), released solo albums including the intriguing Story of I (Atlantic, 1976), and joined The Moody Blues. One of Yes' original members, while Bruford was gone by the time Moraz joined, he was part of the group's legendary run from The Yes Album (Atlantic, 1970) through Close to the Edge (Atlantic, 1972). His decision to leave the group on the cusp of greater success was the first indication of a restless artist in search of more improvised settings. Joining King Crimson for its highly revered 1972-1974 line-up, he released his first albums as a leader, including the stellar Feels Good to Me (1978) and the even better One of a Kind (1979).
Like its previous releases, In Tokyo finds the duo at a nexus point, with complex form that still showed a disposition towards freer improvisation. Both players were relatively new to the world of complete spontaneity, and so relied on structure to provide context. Tracks like "Blue Brains" revolve around clear writing, knotty polyrhythms and plenty of synthesized textures, while "Hazy" provided an early hint of greater abandon. Moraz's interest in Brazilian music is given a lengthy acoustic workout on "Cachaça," first heard on I, while the dark-hued "Galatea" demonstrates no small reference to Keith Jarrett. "The Drum Also Waltzes" joins acoustic and electronic drums together in and personal interpretation of a Max Roach solo, the first clear recorded indication of Bruford's jazzier proclivities.”-All About Jazz
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