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  • Audio CD (5 Mar. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Keda Records
  • ASIN: B006Y27OXO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 298,194 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Parc Floral
  2. Darker Sides
  3. Summer in Le Marais
  4. Sounds of Harris
  5. Machair to Myrrh
  6. Machair to Myrrh Part 2
  7. Dervish Dancer
  8. Another Place
  9. Escape to Tibet
  10. Guarana

Product Description

Kuljit Bhamra, Jacqueline Shave and John Parricelli, prominent musicians from the different backgrounds of Indian music, Western Classical and jazz, have made a unique recording of new repertoire created specially for violin, tabla and acoustic guitar.

This musical narrative, documenting the travels of the three musicians, is the result of a captivating instrumental collaboration which blends jazz, folk world and classical music to create a truly organic whole. The three 'adventurers' are all highly respected in their own territories and in this unique album, they explore compositional styles, traditions and performance etiquette in their collective world. With a unique palette of sounds, they search for common meeting points and launch pads for improvisational templates and a new repertoire inspired by places including Paris, Goa, Tibet, Brazil, Morocco and the Scottish island of Harris.

Personnel: Kuljit Bhamra (tabla), Jacqueline Shave (violin), John Parricelli (guitar)

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I'm very glad to have purchased this. On first listen, I thought it sounded a bit 'sparse', just percussion, violin and acoustic guitar. I thought it could do with a bit more 'clutter' (there are actually a few overdubs and electronic effects if you listen carefully). But then the 'clarity' of the album wins you over. On the face of it, you might think it's some kind of 'crossover' album, mixing elements of Indian music, jazz and other folk-musics. But it just comes across as very natural, as if all these elements belong together. Although there is no particular 'leader' in this trio, Jackie Shave's violin playing is what made this album really special for me. It is often heartbreakingly beautiful, mixing classical discipline with a 'colloquial' warmth. One thing spoils the album I think - the last track fades out far too quickly. It's as if it was a studio run-through ('take 1' maybe), which stopped half-way through because of a mistake perhaps. They then (I'm guessing) ran out of studio time to do a 2nd or 3rd take. Rather than abandon the track altogether, it was decided to put the track last on the album, and fade it out quickly before the 'mistake', trying to make it sound like a natural fade out. It sounds wrong to me anyway! But maybe it's fitting; if this album is a bit like a 'holiday' (an excursion away from the players' usual territory) then holidays often do seem to cruelly cut short.........
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For me, this is utterly beautiful music. I was initially drawn to it as a fan of John Parricelli, and, as ever, his subtle guitar work does not disappoint. I had some misgivings of such a curious mix of instruments (I'm not normally a big tabla fan), but these melted almost immediately. Three magnificent musicians blend perfectly around musical reminiscences of travel.
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Three top musicians from very different fields get together and make an album of enchanting music. Tabla, classical guitar and top-class violin (Shave is the leader of the Britten Sinfonia) - who would have thought they can go so well together? Listen and enjoy -
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