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Let down by the booklet
on 22 March 2010
As regards the music, each section has an improvisation, followed by a composition. Personally I much preferred the improvisation, which is more fluid, less rigid (of course). Others may have an opposite view. Those who prefer the improvisations could opt for a Taksim Trio album.
The booklet looks substantial - 100 pages - but is in 10 languages. It has some interesting stuff on Ottoman music and traditions (time signatures such as 48/4 ! ) but unfortunately this is general information, not targetted to the music on the album. It would have been nice to have info about each track (e.g time signature etc....), or links to a site with more info.
An opportunity to educate us has been lost!