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from our unique repertoire:
award-winning female magician recites a suite of 15th-century
Sufi poetry while performing enchanting sleight-of-hand magic
effects that amplify the text all of which accompanied
by a moving jazz chamber score...
Jaco a dazzling
vocal feature that summons the spirit of the legendary bassist
Jaco Pastorius, in which fretless electric bass, drum set, and
world percussion are consummately vocalized joined by the
rapid-fire cued interplay of dumbek, tambourine, and shaker
"Rasa and Her Moods"
traditional North Indian hues (tabla, tamboura, harmonium,
voice) are masterfully meshed with Western colors (piano, organ,
tenor sax, electric bass, drum set, sampled sound effects) in
a burning fusion outing...
a Guinean marimba is teamed up with vibes, soprano
sax, tabla, percussion, and upright bass to bring Afro-Cuban and
West African styles into a fascinating canonic jaunt...
this multi-movement, programmatic suite takes on the all-too-possible
dangers of genetic research and incorporates an arsenal of electronic
and extended acoustic instruments to illuminate this Brave New
"Tuning Glass" listeners are transported into a mesmerizing world of pure pattern music where illusive rhythms are superimposed over one another; tablas and piano glide in 11/8, while soprano sax, vibes, bass clarinet, and voice dance their own rhythms side-by-side in 14/8.
"Crossing Point Towner" a suite imbued with the spirit of iconic composer/guitarist Ralph Towner, though the sound worlds of Jack DeJohnette, Jan Garbarek, John Taylor, and Steve Reich equally mingle; the 12-string guitar and artificial harmonics are the foundation of this compelling suite, alternating between moments of serene counterpoint, pop melodies, all-out-soloing, and a truly elegiac ending.
"It's Not My Fault" what better vehicle is there to talk about 'the blame game' and taking personal responsibility than a 12-bar blues ? This light-hearted stroll still gets down with some serious soloing and a shout chorus that brings in the spirit of Illinois Jacquet !