As a composer, improviser, bandleader or member, drummer-percussionist Susie Ibarra displays a holistic approach to music, playing her parts to support the larger musical vision. Two recent and divergent recordings showcase her broad musical palate.
Susie Ibarra Folkloriko Tzadik 2004
Folkloriko , Ibarra's latest as a leader, opens with Anitos," an exotic percussion duet with Roberto Rodriguez. Set over a relentless tribal" groove, it highlights Ibarra's melodic playing on wooden kulintang, a traditional Asian ...