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Michael Rossetto: Intermodal Blues

Read "Intermodal Blues" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Michael Rossetto is a self-taught banjoist and guitarist, whose musical travels have taken him into global music. The focus of Intermodal Blues is the five string banjo, an instrument steeped in traditional American folk and bluegrass music. But Rosetto finds his inspirations elsewhere: in the West African kora and other instruments that were ancestors to the modern banjo; in neo-classical music; and in Italian/Sicilian/Tunisian music. The title track opens the album with the connection to West Africa. Driven ...

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Michael Rossetto: Intermodal Blues

Read "Intermodal Blues" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

In search of the roots and the limits of where a banjo comes from and how far the instrument can go, Minneapolis-based Michael Rossetto makes a journey from cinematic soundscapes to traditional western folklore with a jazzy spin to it. On Intermodal Blues Michael Rossetto is joined by upright bassist Chris Bates and drummer JT Bates, who is also responsible for the dynamic production. Jim Anton joins on the percussive doshpuluur for some ornamentation. Together, the four dive ...


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