The Fully Celebrated Reviewed In AAJ-NY, Dusted


The Fully Celebrated’s AUM Fidelity debut, Drunk on the Blood of the Holy Ones, continues to garner positive reviews.

For their latest recording, Boston’s The Fully Celebrated have dropped the orchestral tag from their name, but retain their wide ranging eclecticism, all transmuted through a jazz prism. A shared history in roots reggae bears fruit on the title track but Hobbs and Shanko have also plumbed the further reaches of free jazz and their facility across a range of styles is in evidence throughout this disc…an irreverant ride.

“For their latest recording,” writes AllAboutJazz-New York‘s John Sharpe, “Boston’s The Fully Celebrated have dropped the orchestral tag from their name, but retain their wide ranging eclecticism, all transmuted through a jazz prism. A shared history in roots reggae bears fruit on the title track, but Hobbs and Shanko have also plumbed the further reaches of free jazz and their facility across a range of styles is in evidence throughout this disc…an irreverant ride.”

Dusted’s Marc Medwin adds, “Now pared down to a trio, the group has more space to open up and stretch out on these fascinating new compositions, and they rise to the occasion. Whatever effects are employed (and they vary throughout the disc), the playing is tight and the groove-based tracks boast creativity from all involved. This trio has crafted a disc full of power and intrigue on every level.”

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