Garude Apsa ("Hidden Tears") is a beautiful production by a serious Austrian jazz musician playing, as he insists, not jazz." The music is of a sort which has influenced jazz, rather than been influenced by it. It has more go than some things you'll hear called gypsy jazz. Garude Apsa/Reprise" also demonstrates what John Lewis' composition Django" is all about: harmony. Especially in its Eastern origins, this Roma music shares a lot in common with the Great American Songbook, the basis of much that went into jazz harmony from the 1930s onward. Singers Ivona Ferencova (whose voice ...read more
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