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Jamaaladeen Tacuma: Show Stopper (Gramavision); Ronald Shannon Jackson & the Decoding Society: Barbeque Dog (Antilles)

Richard C. Walls, Creem, January 1984

WELL, YOU'RE in luck. Two of the most acclaimed musicians of the neofusion "harmolodic" school (quotes around harmolodic because, word-wise, it's become the "auteur" of the '80s in terms of maximum usage backed by a minimum of comprehension and not necessarily just among critics — even harmolodic practitioners are often vague about, what it means) have just released albums of such unexpected accessibility that nobody has any good excuse anymore for not giving this stuff a try.

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