Golden Xplosion - Marius Neset
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92

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critics

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  1. Jun 8, 2011
    100
    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.
  2. 100
    This isn't mere cleverness, it's instinctive musicality, buoyed up by three other fine players.
  3. Jun 8, 2011
    60
    There is plenty on Golden Xplosion to suggest that Neset is well-equipped to be massive in the future, provided he can build on the strengths of this album and avoid repeating its worst excesses.