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Orqestra Mahatma: Stay Cool

Read "Stay Cool" reviewed by Chris May

A wonderfully joyous and inventive album, Stay Cool hides a wealth of scholarship and musicianship behind expansive instrumental performances of love songs and dance music from far and wide.

Generally labelled world jazz, Orqestra Mahatma's music could more accurately (if more cumbersomely) be described as folk roots jazz. Since debuting with The Young Person's Guide in '96, the group has collected folk and traditional songs from a diversity of cultures. This, the Orquestra's third album, continues in that ...


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