Album review

Jimi Tenor - Higher Planes

After years composing cosmic space rock using drum machines, synthesizers and Vocoders, Jimi Tenor has decided to go back to his roots and make a seriously funky jazz album with real instrumentation and live recordings.

It's an ambitious move that could easily have backfired on him, but the fusion of '60s free jazz, '70s psych and '80s soul has resulted in his most satisfying and fully-realised album to date. Tracks like "Trumpcard" and "Nuclear Fusion" emphasise Sun Ra's influence, while "Stargazing" and "Spending Time" expose Tenor's romantic side.

Rating: 4 / 10


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