KING CRIMSON — Lizard (review)

KING CRIMSON — Lizard album cover Album · 1970 · Jazz Related Rock Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
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What a marvel this album is! Not only it has a huge value for progressive rock, whose timbre and rhythms it enriched with jazz aesthetics, it even has a lot to say about jazz itself. There are not many records this influential.

Two flagships of the album - "Cirkus" and "Lizard" - both introduce very innovative approach to rock compostion, with the latter being the most ambitious of the album. We are presented a great merging of classical music (everybody thinks of Ravel when listening to this), rock and (free)jazz.

You may not like progressive rock, you may not like classical music, you don't even have to like jazz, but I can guarantee that after finishing this one, you will sit with your mouth open, thinking: "This Fripp guy, he is awesome."
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