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01.09.2000

Head West by Comotion

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It's easy to see why there is so much comotion being made about this explosive new CD "Head West" by the group "Comotion". The group starts off with the hard driving energe…
FREE FALL will thrill jazz fans of the flamenco guitar, especially since it contains the finest work of Jesse Cook to date! There is a perfect blend of world music and jazz…
13.08.2000

Barrage by Barrage

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Listening to one of the most exciting fiddle groups around will be a delight for the jazz audience interested in this group that blends world music with folk and jazz theme…
06.08.2000

Ast by Pachora

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Pachora is one of the various musical projects of this 'hood's own Chris Speed, whose work I've praised in pages past. Pachora are a quartet consisting of reedsperson Speed…
14.07.2000

Prietos by Omar Sosa

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Cuban composer and pianist Omar Sosa has put together an outstanding new large-ensemble recording with his 12 selection CD titled PRIETOS. The word, Prietos, translates as,…
13.07.2000

Ewa! by Seba

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An emotional, beautiful and for the most part, festive set of music by this French-Arabic group of brothers. I had the distinct feeling of being in a village or an old s…
01.07.2000

Polyglot by Volapuk

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The main problem I have with some "world music" or "jazz/ethnic/world/etc. fusion" is that it's a bit facile & smug. The end product can leave one with the feeling, "Look a…
04.05.2000

Ast by Pachora

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Pachora is one of the various musical projects of this 'hood's own Chris Speed, whose work I've praised in pages past. Pachora are a quartet consisting of reedsperson Speed…
What makes this collection of songs unique is that it marks the appearance of the recorder as a serious playing instrument for jazz innovations, and as such, should prove t…