Wednesday, July 27 2011
Fast is their natural speed.
Tuesday, January 18 2011
Rinzler chose his musicians for their tough strength, and for a quality you could label authenticity, or purity, or, as Dewey Balfa did: isolation.
Sunday, September 26 2010
The mood of sevdah has something in common with saudade, the complicated emotion of longing that permeates fado.
Monday, August 9 2010
The only downside of this compilation is its brevity; it's a short, sweet dose of tropical medicine that will doubtless leave listeners wanting more.
Thursday, March 18 2010
The music has a tidal drag, which is also the pull or drag of teasing.
Thursday, October 1 2009
Geoff Willis, the compiler, must have been aiming to put together a concise round-up of living musicians who show their own fidelity to established styles. This comes off pretty well.