James Farm - James Farm
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  1. Dec 12, 2011
    80
    Impressive, entertaining - a new supergroup is born. [Aug. 2011, p. 101]
  2. May 3, 2011
    80
    James Farm offers real compositional depth and spirited, sophisticated improvisation, making for a deeply satisfying listen and a promising debut.
  3. Aug 9, 2011
    80
    While James Farm is not a flatly innovative recording, it is just the kind of thing that modern instrumental jazz needs these days.
  4. 70
    James Farm [could have felt] like a chore, too cerebral and micromanaged to take flight. The album does occasionally skirt that fate but never succumbs to it. Beneath the veneer of sleek accomplishment, there's an undertow of risk.
  5. It's good, but you want to hear them live.
  6. May 3, 2011
    60
    It's very classy contemporary jazz, but it doesn't leave quite as lingering an effect as the lineup suggests it might.
  7. 40
    Even where the musical ideas are strong, they're sapped by the determinedly relaxed ambiance.
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