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Oracle / Web Web

Web Web - Oracle


Web Web is a German based supergroup of acclaimed musicians. The essence of "Oracle" is derived from the Spiritual Jazz movement of the seventies. On "Journey To No End" the quartet explore searing exciting exchanges among each other. Pianist Roberta Di Gloia sets the table with a glorious melody while Tony Lakatos's soloing on Tenor. On "Unreal Prediction" Lakatos's adventurous phrasing on Soprano are deeply satisfying when playing alongside Gloia's rhythmic rhodes. "Alternate Truth" is a moody mellow tune yet full of imagination. Peter Gall's simmering percussion allows Lakatos and Gloia to stretch out. Their solos flow naturally and are a joy to listen. "Oracle" isn't impressive because it was recorded in one take. It's very impressive because these are musicians at the top of their game coming together with superb compositions. This is a delightful record worthy of repeated listens.

Reg Dancy, 12/17