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Master Musicians of Jajouka: Master Musicians of Jajouka Featuring Bachir Attar

Read "Master Musicians of Jajouka Featuring Bachir Attar" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Talvin Singh doesn't dwell on his talents as a tabla player, though he's up at the master range on that particular instrument (and he also plays the electric tabla). He doesn't dwell much on his role as a producer either, though he did just invest in an Indian studio for his personal use. Take his work ...


Nils Wogram & Konrad Bauer: Serious Fun

Read "Serious Fun" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Though the instrumentation on this disc may initially seem striking, the antecedent for tandem trombone improvisation was actually set way back in the Bop era by J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding. Admittedly those two doyens of the jazz trombone never operated out of reach of a rhythm section and their material was of a far less ...


Uakti: Trilobyte

Read "Trilobyte" reviewed by Dave Hughes

Uakti (pronounced “wah-ke-chee") is a four-person ensemble from Brazil, three percussionists and a flutist. Many of their instruments are created by the musicians themselves, including the trilobyte (the album's namesake), which is a set of tuned PVC pipes covered with drum skins and played with the fingers.

This is a very engaging, interesting album. Many of ...