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MALERAI / BARGH / GOODARZI ~ ZIN DO HEZARAN…
FOR TUNE 0096 (Barcode: 5902768701852) ~ POLAND ~ Jazz-World Fusion

Recorded: 2015 Released: 2016

This is the third album by polish trio MaleraiFind albums by this artist, led by clarinetist / composer Michal GorczynskiFind albums by this artist and also including violinist Dagna SadkowskaFind albums by this artist and cellist Robert JedrzejewskiFind albums by this artist. They are joined by vocalist Awa BarghFind albums by this artist and percussionist Farzad GoodarziFind albums by this artist and together perform a cycle of ten songs composed by Gorczynski, which feature lyrics by the 13th Century Persian poet and mystic RumiFind albums by this artist and which have been inspired by the Persian musical traditions and Rumi´s poetry.

Gorczynski´s chameleonic ability to absorb cultural influences and create his unique music inspired by them seems to have no borders. His earlier projects dealt with Jewish and Japanese influences and now he chose the magnificent Persian culture, which is sadly little known in Europe. Such ability is truly remarkable and Gorczynski deserves high praise for it.

As usual the music amalgamates the folkloristic motifs with Gorczynski´s Jazz based improvisations, creating a powerful Jazz-World Fusion. Although the Persian lyrics are probably completely incomprehensible to European listeners, Bargh manages to express them with such heartfelt delivery that they become a part of the overall tapestry and can be enjoyed just on the emotional plane.

As in the case of all good music, listening to this album requires undivided attention and open-mindedness from the listener, who is eventually deeply rewarded. Acceptance and tolerance towards other cultures is definitely a basis for human communication and Gorczynski is definitely a Master of the trade in that area.

As always, this album is highly recommended to serious listeners, who see in music an opportunity of discovery and deeply emotional as well as intellectual experiences. This is exactly what this album delivers.
Updated: 10/08/2016Posted: 10/08/2016CD 1 Recommend To A Friend

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