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Montreal Jazz Festival Day 11: July 8, 2007

Read "Montreal Jazz Festival Day 11: July 8, 2007" reviewed by John Kelman

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The final day of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal is a free one (with the exception of the second night of the Buddy Guy/George Thorogood & The Destroyers show at Metropolis), with a series of shows taking place around the seven ...

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Rachid Taha: Diwan 2

Read "Rachid Taha: Diwan 2" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Rachid TahaDiwan 2Universal Music France2006 It is tempting to view Diwan 2 as a “roots" album: there is a preponderance of covers of older material, and the instrumentation leans substantially less on distorted electric guitar than did Rachid Taha's last album, the phenomenal Tékitoi (Wrasse, 2004). As on that album, the musicians--notably guitarist Steve Hillage, mandolute player Hakim Hamadouche, percussionist Hossam Ramzy and the string ensemble--perform beautifully. Hillage's production and Taha's arrangements ...


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