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Ustad Saami: God Is Not A Terrorist

Read "God Is Not A Terrorist" reviewed by Chris May

God Is Not A Terrorist is by no stretch of the imagination a jazz album, but it contains deep and authentic music and will appeal to some AAJers. Ustad Saami is a master of the Pakistani vocal style known as surti, which is characterized by its use of microtones. Microtones are widely used in music throughout ...


Jon Hassell: Dream Theory In Malaya: Fourth World Volume Two

Read "Dream Theory In Malaya: Fourth World Volume Two" reviewed by Chris May

Three decades and more after the last vinyl reissue of trumpeter Jon Hassell's landmark album, back in 1987, Britain's Glitterbeat label has released a remastered edition of the LP, which is also available on CD. The new edition includes a previously unreleased three-minute bonus track from the recording sessions.

Dream Theory In Malaya, first ...


Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra: AHEO

Read "AHEO" reviewed by James Nadal

Haiti is arguably the most African country outside of Africa. It's culture, traditions, and religious beliefs are intrinsically connected to the continent which was home to the ancestors of its inhabitants. La Fête de la Musique took place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 2014, to honor the music of Haiti, and acknowledge its deep African heritage. Afrobeat ...


Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Ba Power

Read "Ba Power" reviewed by James Nadal

African music is on an unprecedented upward spiral in terms of popularity and global recognition. Each country within Africa is subdivided into local provinces and territories, each with their own cultural traits and traditions. Mali, of course is no exception and has been in the forefront of this musical revival. Bassekou Kouyaté is a prominent representative ...


Jon Hassell: Fourth World Vol. 1: Possible Musics

Read "Fourth World Vol. 1: Possible Musics" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Some records can be easily identified and defined by the time and the place of their creation, but Jon Hassell's records appear to have a different and opposite effect. His record Possible Musics doesn't give the impression of coming from a certain place, but rather from many places. And this collage approach where he mixed and ...


Jon Hassell - Brian Eno: Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics

Read "Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

La Glitterbeat ristampa un classico come Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics della coppia Jon Hassell e Brian Eno.
Correva l'anno 1980 e la complessa ricerca del trombettista americano incontrava l'obliquità del musicista inglese, in trasferta a New York.
Musica etnica, ambient, minimalismo, elettronica si incontrano e scontrano in questa musica, fascinosa ...