Kiriakos Sfetsas and the Greek Fusion Orchestra provide a cool combination of jazz fusion and a light touch of ethnic Greek music. A VERY light touch, but it works beautifully on this album. Composed By – Kiriakos Sfetsas Acoustic Bass – Giorgos Theodoridis Alto Saxophone – Stelios Vichos Baritone Saxophone – Giorgos Halkiadakis Clarinet – […]
Tanzania, as a whole, has amazing musical diversity. Siti & The Band hail from Zanzibar, and you can hear the deep Arabic influence in their music. From their Bandcamp website: Zanzibar, the mystic island and home to world renowned musicians Siti Binti Saad and Bi Kidude as well as the Festival Sauti za Busara and […]
Stick Men guitarist/Chapman Stick player Markus Reuter participates in a stunningly good collaboration wedding progressive rock and improvisation with music from Central Asia. Featured on this record are the following musicians: Steppe-Scape Namgar Lkhasaranova: vocals, yataga, khomus Radik Tyulyush: vocals, throat-singing, igil Angela Manukyan: vocals Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars® U8, soundscapes, musical director Merlin Ettore: […]
Believe it or not, Salah Ragab worked with Sun Ra. He is considered the master of Egyptian music, and could easily sit with the greatest in the world. Enjoy this funky number.
Another Soviet ethno-jazz project of high quality. Boomerang hailed from Kazakhstan, and this particular album is considered their rarest.
Through scouring the net over the past 20 years, I’ve come to find that Uzbekistan hides a treasure trove of music. First, prog-rock seems to be relatively popular there (bands like Fromuz and magazines like ProgressoR come to mind). However, this release was a true gem. Ethno-jazz performed by the band Sato, who have almost […]
Uzbek-Ukrainian guitarist Enver İzmaylov, known for his amazing tapping technique on the guitar, does justice to a piece penned by Spanish maestro Joaquín Rodrigo.