VA - Jazz & Asia (2004) [Musica Jazz Magazine 02/2004]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 382 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:11:08
Contemporary Jazz, Folk, World | Label: Musica Jazz/ECM | # ECM/IN
Taken from the rich catalog of the ECM label and exclusively intended for the readers of Jazz Music, this anthology contains some of the most important examples of the fruitful marriage between two important musical traditions: that of the African American and Asiatic stock. The origin of the extraordinary meeting dates back to the beginning of the Sixties, continuing to this day in a very singular but far from forced development, and certainly with very suggestive results. The twelve songs offer the occasion, not always frequent, to know musicians linked to technique and spirituality for centuries rooted in the great continent (in this album, especially in India) and together to appreciate the naturalness with which jazz musicians of absolute value have been able to support them: we listen to European and European talents such as Don Cherry, Leroy Jenkins, John McLaughlin, Jan Garbarek, Charlie Mariano, Collin Walcott, John Abercrombie, John Surman, Mat Maneri, singers Karin Krog and Susanne Abbuehl.