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ALLAN HOLDSWORTH - I. O. U. Fusion | review permalink
ANANDA SHANKAR - Ananda Shankar Exotica | review permalink
MARCOS VALLE - Previsão Do Tempo Latin Jazz | review permalink
GABOR SZABO - Mizrab Exotica | review permalink
SHAKTI / REMEMBER SHAKTI - A Handful of Beauty World Fusion | review permalink
ANANDA SHANKAR - Ananda Shankar and His Music Exotica | review permalink
ANANDA SHANKAR - 2001 Exotica | review permalink
SHAKTI / REMEMBER SHAKTI - Natural Elements (with John McLaughlin) World Fusion | review permalink
ALLAN HOLDSWORTH - Velvet Darkness Fusion | review permalink
CODONA - Codona 3 World Fusion | review permalink

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1 Exotica 4 4.38
2 World Fusion 3 3.50
3 Fusion 2 4.00
4 Latin Jazz 1 5.00

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MARCOS VALLE Previsão Do Tempo

Album · 1973 · Latin Jazz
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Necessity. An experiment. Talent. Conviction.

As a result, it will be necessary for the listener to know the process that this wonderful album is announced. And it will be necessary for us to read the musicality that Marcos Valle created and the situation that happened with talent in Brazil of the 60s. The listener believes that the pleasure of this album spreads if I know the summary.

You must explain some then situation and situation about the market for music to enjoy this album. And the then Brazilian situation will affect it deeply. And the situation to surround Marcos Valle changed every moment, and this album was born.

At first I explain music and the directionality that Marcos Valle created from the latter half of the 60s. He comes across a classical music at 5-year-old time. And he is given a piano by a grandmother. And he is attracted by the jazz which was gradually conveyed by the United States. And there is him in playing a guitar at teenage time for the first time. Probably the musician who started the method about the performance of a song and the guitar not only Marcos Valle would have a big influence by Joao Gilberto. And I suppose that probably it is in this time, and Marcos Valle has already learned a technical part about the music.

Marcos Valle is born to a parent running a lawyer. Probably the future occupation would have various choices for Marcos Valle at this time. However, it would be fatal for him, as a result, to have chosen the life as the musician. He begins the history as a musician in the teens in a club in Sao Paulo. It appeared in a remark of Roberto Menescal conspicuously that Marcos Valle already had the talent as the musician. Marcos Valle visited the cause of Roberto Menescal and was going to learn the technique about the performance of the guitar. However, Roberto Menescal has already seen through talent of Marcos Valle. As a result, the song of Marcos Valle and the guitar and the piano are established as an original method. The advice of the rotation to surround him would have it. And it is a well-known fact that Marcos Valle established the position as a composer.

When it linked the situation of the music of at least then Brazil if this album considers it as process announced as aggregate of the wonderful music, I may suppose it. As a result, the situation and the history of the Brazilian music that happened in the latter half of the 60s were complicated. It will be necessary to analyze the situation as a summary. There were some historic facts and derivation there.

1. Pleasure and inevitability in the listener of the Brazilian music

The music that was fraught with traditional parts such as samba and bossa nova for Brazilian music let universal parts always link. However, the inevitability that slightly changed for Brazilian music and listener at this time was existence of the music festival. The Brazilian music gave a very fresh impression for the people of other countries. And there were both the Brazilian music and the part which came under an influence by American jazz equally. The genre called jazz bossa would often have in particular a form of trio. It succeeded to some extent more like Milton Banana and was established. However, the existence of this music festival gave the shadow which was ignorant of the splendid classic history such as samba and bossa nova.

2. A coup d'etat and military regime in Brazil of the 60s

Such military pressure and control are very disappointing. This control continued very for a long time. And this situation was remarkable at the same time in a market of the music. This situation was one of the factors to let a traditional part of the Brazilian music delay. The singer who reacted in this situation was in particular Nara Reao. It is a fact that she was a goddess of bossa nova. However, the remark that tuned to the part in the system was shocking. This situation would be the factor that was enough to let the decline of the Brazilian music accelerate.

3. Tropicalismo

The military control would let a tradition of the Brazilian music decline in the then Brazilian history. However, the anti-system included the counterattack of music and the culture at the same time. It is a fact to have had effect of the musicality such as The Beatles on this activity indirectly. It was generated not to mention derivation and influence of such a music worldwide. Furthermore, the derivation of these music included a cultural aspect. It was expressed not only music by drama and a movie and art. As a result, these expression develops into insurgence. This situation became the huge wave as Tropicalismo. There were Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil for a maelstrom of this situation. The activity gave a big shock. It let, as a result, samba and bossa nova decline, and some musicians laid a result to take refuge in the other countries. This was one counter culture in the Brazilian history.

4. Musica Popular Brasileira

The existence of the music festival that I spoke by the above was one of the factors that were enough to establish MPB. I suppose in particular that the existence of Elis Regina let you express musicality to establish the dawn of MPB. The stage in the market of the music excreted in Sao Paulo from Rio de Janeiro. And the existence of MPB was established for a listener with many musicians. An interlocking movement of various music. pop in particular and rock and the fusion of the Brazilian music became MPB and accelerated.

Marcos Valle which had been already known in the United States in the 60s returned to Brazil in 1968. Of course military control began in those days. In this situation, I cannot grasp feelings of Marcos Valle which returned to Brazil. However, his rotation already included the existence of his older brother and Deodato and various musicians. And experience that he cultivated in the United States was enough to let you express it as MPB. Rather those situation and expression might not have at all sense of incongruity.

The "rhythm always had importance same as harmony and a melody for me. "

Marcos Valle speaks in this way and reviews those days. However, as for the music of Marcos Valle in the 70s in particular, ability of construction and the arrangement of the melody will be fully shown. It lets you ask about his having had talent for composition with the performance of the musical instrument enough. It is remarkable in creation of the music that he in particular went for in the 70s.

The point that is important as the different factor that this album is wonderful will be existence of "Azimuth". Azimuth acted as back band in live where Marcos Valle had already gone to. Therefore, the participation in the recording of this album would be natural, too.

MPB has been already established. However, it is not exaggeration even if I say that Marcos Valle which let you introduce original sensitivity and talent into the established musicality created form of new MPB. The traditional Brazilian music is not included in this album. However, it is a model of new MPB which this album follows them and created. It is progressive surely. And it completely succeeds. Please feel talent of Marcos Valle.

"Flamengo Ate Morrer" is well-done as a beginning of this album very much. I adopt a factor of the acoustic with the atmosphere of the samba as an axis. Furthermore, it is handled an obbligato and the chorus of the keyboard. A lyrical song. The melody of the keyboard in particular helps an atmosphere of the music very much. The melody is lyrical, but chord and the construction of the music are wonderful.

In "Nem Paleto, Nem Gravata", a melody is very unique. A keyboard instrument helps the unique melody. And rhythm and the song which used many syncopation match a bright melody. Constitution and the melody of the music are cheerful. The importance of a melody and the rhythm that Marcos Valle spoke will be shown in this music.

"Tira A Mao" begins by a melody with overwhelming lyrism. Probably I may adopt chromatic scale progress. And a little rock chord succeeds enough, too.Arrangement and the construction of the melody are wonderful. I can catch this music as progressive MPB. A keyboard and the arrangement of bass are wonderful.

"Mentira" is music popular in Europe and Japan. The melody that adopted RnB and horn section is good. An element such as a little funk carried on the melody. This music is one of the melodies that are funky in this album.

"Previsao Do Tempo" is a ballad with the lyrism very much. There is not the song, but the next board and arrangement of strings are wonderful. The homesickness in the Brazilian music is expressed by established MPB. Overlap and the power of expression of various sounds are wonderful.

"Mais Do Que Valsa" is music using three beats. A feeling of floating and the translucency that a melody has are wonderful. The obbligato of the keyboard. Or the song of falsetto by Marcos Valle creates an atmosphere of this music.

In "Os Ossos Do Barao", it is bargained over a song and the chorus. ensemble of a wind instrument and the keyboard is united. A feeling of scamper that music has is comfortable.

"Nao Tem Nada Nao" is one of the highlights of this album, too. Deodato and Joao Donato affect this music as composition, too. The rhythm by the on beat. A melody of the homesickness that Brazilian music has. The arrangement of the keyboard. The obbligato of the guitar. All is wonderful. And, as for this music, a melody lasts as reprise.

"Samba Fatal" is the ballad that homesickness and the sorrow were expressed very much. The sound of a slightly heavy guitar. Progress of complete chord. A feeling of floating.

"Tiu Ba La Quieba" is progressive MPB. The arrangement of the keyboard. The melody of the song has originality.

"De Repente, Moca Flor" is music with the very melody of peace.Power of expression of translucency and a feeling of floating. And the obbligato of strings is elegant. I contribute to the role of the keyboard enough.

I let this album created form of MPB in the 70s enough and express it. Talent and the expression that Marcos Valle has are shown enough by this album. And Marcos Valle has already known the technique to adopt a factor of various music on a part of traditional music. I recommend this album for a listener loving Brazilian music with a listener loving music. Here is the music that should be handed down.


Album · 1984 · Exotica
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Especially, the music characters that Ananda Shankar had carried out as a reason why the music that Ananda Shankar had done was liked by DJ and the fan might have been united. Ananda Shankar had taken charge of the field of the theatrical art since the 80's. The directionality is a part that derives from the activity concerning own music and a flow. Or, the tradition and his parents having been succeeded by him might have at least influenced it.

Having given priority was true to uniting of Music in the Orient and the West. directionality concerning own Music Ananda Shankar actuallyThe expression is almost reflected in his album. And, his own music character always aimed at the consistency of the improvement and the tradition in the age.

It was time of 1984 that this album was announced. The album was put on the market as an original only in India. As for the music character that he expresses, both sides of basic Raga and Rock are expressed enough as a nucleus though there is diversity. Point of music in the 80's that it characterizes and method concerning expression of keyboard improved greatly. Or, busy in the rhythm box might also have had the part where an original music character and a little inorganic impression were given. It is possible to listen to the music character carried out after Ananda Shankar debuts as Solo enough also in this album though this album is announced in indeed 1984. It might be proof where the culture and the tradition of India were always coherent as the groundwork. Bollywood Music and India Pops are the part that becomes the nucleus as a result and derive by uniting with other music characters. And, Ananda Shankar that had already done a reformative expression might have made some route in the field of Raga Rock. The name where the album is called "2001" is given. A concept and an element Kon futuristic are reminiscent. However, it is a content along the music character that Ananda Shankar always thinks about. Music character that looks like Raga Rock and a few Bollywood. Or, Sitar Funk often described might be music for him.

It took charge of the field of broadcasting and the art more worldwide at the time after he had them announce this album. It might also have had the part that derived from his own music character and the character. This album is dedicated to his mother's Uday Shankar. Situation in which method that should be done gradually by self through expression of music that oneself does is expanded. The reformative music that Ananda Shankar did is indeed handed down from heterodoxy up to the present time as validity though the music character of Ananda Shankar was often kept at a distance because of the field of the classics music.

The melody of "Explorations" with a bright strings and keyboard is impressive. However, the tune is expressed wonderfully as Upper Raga Rock. It might be a part where the concept of this album was exactly built. The melody of the guitar and Sitar also indeed has the dash feeling.

A gentle melody advances by "Universal Magic" with coherent. The sound of the vibraphone and Sitar is impressive. Uniting an expression of feelings melody to recollect a few Bollywood Music and the rhythm of the dash feeling is expressed well.

The feature in "The Voyager" is to use On-Beat and Off-Beat properly. Playing the percussion instrument also contributes. The melody of Sitar and strings gives a little aggressive impression attended with the dash feeling. Melody with beautiful strings. Rhythm that complete percussion instrument does. The tune might also have some elements of Ska. The sound of Tabla might be very comfortable.

"The Lost Galaxy" is a beautiful ballade. Sound of vibraphone and Sitar. And, the melody of the flute to get on Chord of a sentimental guitar makes a good flow. The melody by strings also contributes to the music character that Ananda Shankar does.

In "Vibrations", the sound of strings and Tabla is features. Flavor of Raga that flows incessantly. The sound of the wind instrument passes on the tradition and the culture. The tune never contains an element Kon futuristic. However, the music character of Ananda Shankar is consistent.

The performance of technical Tabla twines round the melody with "Planet X" expression of feelings. Concepts of the album might be indeed united. It is not Spacy Raga Rock at all. However, Ananda Shankar might calculate indeed and express music. The listener will learn the concept of this album by Raga Rock.

"Flight Of Fantasy" is complete Upper Raga Rock. The melody of aggressive Sitar and the rhythm where it dashes are features. And, strings to construct a graceful sound twine and the tune gives a little elegant impression. The result has been approved as Raga rock that Ananda Shankar thinks about as a collective impression.

"The Alien"might reflect the impression of the name of a song as music. Rhythm of Groove in close relation to heavy Riff. And, it is partial of the rhythm and the percussion instrument that carves an irregular beat. The tune invites the listener to a different space with the melody of gloss. The tune including Upper Beat heads for the top.

"2001" might be a highlight of this album. Sound of Sitar of solemnity in close relation to melody of keyboard that flows beautifully. It might be a tune that should be exactly called Spacy Raga Rock. The elegant atmosphere is continued by various sounds. It might be a tune in which this tune reflects the age. The tune will progress before long attended with a sentimental melody. Sound of graceful strings and Sitar. Or, the tune is constructed in union Tabla and the vibraphone. The sound effect of the keyboard that appears at the end and is repeated gives a completely progressive impression. Sound of Upper Beat and strings. And, the guitar and Sitar explode in union at the end.

It was not possible to actually live in Ananda Shankar as a result until 2001. However, it is not because Ananda Shankar that always did reformative Raga Rock learns how to have imagined the concept and the future of this album. However, he might already have gotten Raga Rock in the future that Ananda Shankar thought about one answer by this album.

ANANDA SHANKAR Ananda Shankar and His Music

Album · 1975 · Exotica
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The blood of music is splendid talents and ability as the result. And, it is likely to have been succeeded as an expression. Ananda Shankar gave Shankar clan's important position as pursuit and establishment of the music character. He has been born in India in 1942 between Uday and Amala. Ananda Shankar that gives the degree of freedom of music as excellent lineage hits the nephew of Ravi Shankar that plays the role of the preacher of the Hindustani music.

There might be some respects if the flow that he had them often establish music in the route besides pure Raga Rock is considered. Classics musical instruments spread to India as a result will be nuclei in important musical instruments for his music character. It is thought that man who was on the register in the Benares Hindu university for five years had them absorb the method of establishing and expressing the music character enough.

And, his having often had a special part for the content of the album might be in the point for him to visit America to Los Angeles and to have absorbed the part in the West at that time. It was necessary to have absorbed Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin that rose the name as a musician from whom Ananda Shankar had been influenced to his music character surely. The culture of those West and the melody of the Orient will have been nuclei of the music character of the album and him whom he had actually announced.

Man who had returned from Los Angeles to India had them announce the debut album as a name in 1970. His music character had been expressed enough as an original interpretation in the album though other musicians' Cover was given. And, the leap and degree of freedom might increase in this album for the music that he expresses further.

This album might have been caught because it had been put on the market only of the home country at that time beyond price as the album. Or, it doesn't stay in the expression and the recurrence of simple classics music for his music character. It is said that uniting with other genres is often kept at a distance for the musician who performs the classics music. It is said that the music that Ananda Shankar did is often criticized if it considers it from the respect. However, music that Ananda Shankar expressed it is not a translation at all that softens the classics music.

It is said that Ravi Shankar had various musicians, Rock Musician, and the exchange to hand down Hindustani and the classics music. However, music that Ananda Shankar has already established it might have given an original route by uniting of the music character and the classics music of Rock that had been absorbed when visiting America and introducing various musical instruments. Shade of meaning of name of this album. And, it means it by dedicating this album to his father. Ananda Shankar that developed an original music character might have completely established the expression by this album.

"Streets Of Calcutta" is a tune that fuses Funk overall with Raga Rock. The performance combines while giving a complete dash feeling. Sitar and the Moog synthesizer decide the impression of the tune. Cutting of the guitar supports the part of Funk enough. Or, an original melody and the arrangement are given including the percussion instrument in close relation to the rhythm. The part of the wind instrument and the sound of Tabla are also good each other. Sitar and Moog might pull the impression of this album as a result. Anyway, ensemble is complete.

Sitar and Flute give "Cyrus" the melody of pastoral Raga Rock. The melody of the scat also puts out atmosphere a little. The obbligati of the guitar and Moog also helps the element of the Orient of Raga Rock. It might be a tune from which the melody is emphasized.

A little part of Raga Rock and the flavor of the western exist together in "The Lonely Rider". The performance of Tabla that does to Riff of the decided guitar at high speed twines. The obbligati of Flute is suitable for the tune, too. A gay sound of Moog doesn't appear so much.

"The River" produces a sound the sound of Moog space. The flute pulls the melody of Raga Rock that flows gently. Part of unison of Sitar and guitar. The part of a little Bollywood music and the monde music might be included. The tune gives a graceful melody as much as possible.

Raga Rock that "Vidai" is graceful is offered. Melody that Sitar and Flute are bright. Or, the sound of Violin and Harp effectively used might be also good. The atmosphere of Raga Rock done overall has a good flow. The Moog synthesizer hardly appears.

"Back Home" has the flavor of the monde music overall. The rhythm that gives the device to the original melody that Moog does twines. Or, the stringed instrument and the wind instrument emphasize the atmosphere of the tune further. And, Solo of Sitar and Flute joins, too and the width of the tune is expanded. The composition is very calculated.

"Dawn" is offering the listener a completely abstruse flavor and an enchantment melody. Introduction of melody of native flute and experimental sound effect. The melody of Violin and the song might completely make the culture and the expression of India an embodiment by music. The part where the name of a song was expressed by music has succeeded. Expression of melody by complete Sitar. Following the classics music is completely expressed. The flow with good rhythm of the percussion instrument that twines when 30 seconds of six minutes pass is constructed.

Riff of a heavy guitar twines round "Renunciation" with the flute. Sitar twines with Tabla and the atmosphere of Raga Rock is given at once. The tune explodes attended with the part of Rock because of the part. There are a few elements of psychedelic and parts of Rock, too and it is true that Raga Rock is a nucleus. Melody of guitar and flute in close relation to rhythm of complete percussion instrument. And, the melody that Moog does is effective. The melody of Riff and Moog of the guitar is features.

"Dancing Drums" is a tune that it fuses Raga Rock with Funk. The melody of Moog that pulls the tune overall is often aggressive. The atmosphere of the tune is decided to Sitar and Flute to get on the rhythm that gives the dash feeling. The tune emphasizes the monde and Groove. It is an original tune that is including the part of the negotiation on the percussion instrument.

The music character that Ananda Shankar had already established it might have originality very much. Following a variety of music characters and the acquired free expression appear remarkably in this album. And, the popularity of this album might always be high in his work group.


Album · 1970 · Exotica
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The element of ethno and the exoticism that derived to the style concerning musical instruments used and music might always have been taken in the item of Pop Music that centered on Rock and Jazz in the age. The music of India will be able to be enumerated in one of the music characters have been stimulated the musician in Europe and America most frequently in the situation and the flow and intensely. Or, it was not simply introduced into Pop Scene of Europe and America as a flavor of the exoticism and it is also true to have acquired the fan and the listener by an indeed original expression. The respect and the flow that contributes by the music character that derives from India for a variety of music characters and has succeeded might be included.

The classics music of India might always have valued the tradition and the style from old. Existence and meaning of Ravi Shankar to contribute to activity of music to make Hindustani known to the world. Or, one main current and derivation in India Pop and Bollywood that can be listened in recent Indian music. The activity of Sheila Chandra and Talvin Singh of it might be remarkable. Point for power and charm of music character that derives from India as the reason and shade of meaning to have a route that is more original than other regions. Or, it is guessed that it is in one of the music to which it sounds the route and the profundity of the classics music of India in the method of expressing various music in top condition.

If the dawn of the item that is called time and Raga Rock that a famous music character of India is united with Pop Scene is considered, relations and the contribution of The Beatles might be large as an important correlation. They had the experience to have gone on a visit to India from the degree of interest in the religion by all members. Especially, the India intention that George Harrison had had interest might have contributed to the following Raga Rock. The flow that studied under Ravi Shankar and spread the sound of Sitar to the market greatly contributed to scene. Or, the route of Raga Rock often introduced into the music character of The Rolling Stones and Traffic is also important together. The flavor and the establishment of Raga Rock that derives appear remarkably of course in the item of Prog Rock and Jazz Rock.

The music character that this Ananda Shankar did in the situation in which the situation of psychedelic and Hip had carried everything before one the market with the fashion since the latter half of the 60's might have a lot of points that should make a special mention very much. Technical degree of freedom of method and expression that will cultivate this debut album as result by announcement. And, it flows of Ananda Shankar's having always pursued music as Shankar clan. It is expressed very well in the content of this album. Man who had learnt the performance of Sitar in full scale in Varanasi of India was always pursuing uniting the music character of the classics music and Europe and America. The zeal is recorded in this Album Cover.

To inform the world of the classics music of India indeed, Ravi Shankar at the uncle of Ananda Shankar might have spent a lot of efforts and labors. However, the method of establishing and expressing the music character that Ananda Shankar always pursued. Something might already have been gripped in the experience of the visit to America to some degree. Experience of competing with Jimi Hendrix in San Francisco. And, it means it. from be produced this album in Los Angeles in 1969This debut album talks no entire expression of classics music that Ananda Shankar is simple alone.

If the overall work group of Ananda Shankar is considered, it might often have the different kind of element. Part of a few psychedelic and parts of Funk. Or, it might be special if it thinks about the expression in Bollywood Music in the part of India Pop Scene and Indo Prog. However, he might already have had the establishment of the music character that he was liking, the expression, and the purpose. If his of that zeal is taken into consideration, the expression has diversity. Element of India Pop, psychedelic, and Funk that can often be listened. And, it is partial where the sound of the Moog synthesizer was boldly introduced. It is in uniting the directionality of music to have to express while surely following the classics music and the music character of Europe and America. Anyway, the mistake is not found in a very important album in the item of Raga Rock this album even if the age is considered. The expression of the free music that he gave might be splendid.

"Jumpin' Jack Flash" has succeeded in the conversion of the tune of famous Rolling Stones as complete Raga Rock. Part of Riff of aggressive guitar. Sound of effective synthesizer. Melody of Sitar to get on complete Groove. And, a complete melody that the chorus contributes is harmonized. All are complete. An old sound will not feel it. A complete expression is done as Raga Rock. This is neither monde music nor ethno. It is Raga Rock that Ananda Shankar does.

"Snow Flower" is a ballade that an expression of feelings melody gets on the flavor of Raga Rock. Flow of melody of glossy Sitar. The impression of the tune has been decided to the obbligati of the synthesizer and the part of Syncopation of the rhythm. Or, the sound of the keyboard that diversity and shines. The tune has been approved as a good Raga ballade while following an original melody of the classics music of India.

It is expressed attended with an anacatesthesia and a transparent feeling that "Light My Fire" is complete. Respectfully in the music character of Europe and America along with "Jumpin'Jack Flash". mightSitar completely performs the melody. And, the work of the guitar and the keyboard that greatly decides the impression of the tune is perfect. Especially, the keyboard that announces the sound of diversity is splendid. This tune is complete Raga Rock that Ananda Shankar does.

A pastoral, bright melody of "Mamata" to emphasize an acoustic part is impressive. Melody of glossy, gentle Sitar. The rhythm of a steady percussion instrument also gives the listener the relief. The sound of the keyboard and the guitar doesn't obstruct the tune either. There might be some elements of India Pop. However, the arrangement of the tune might be good.

The anacatesthesia of "Metamorphosis" and the progress of Chord are perfect. Melody and arrangement of synthesizer that splendidly produces space. Sound of keyboard with diversity to get on steady rhythm. Complete transparency of sound of Sitar and keyboard. The melody has a little part of Pop. However, the tune heads gradually for the top attended with a complete sound of Moog. The tune keeps the quality further and makes complete Groove. The tune does to 6/8 rhythms from now on and rushes into the gaga part there further. The performance invites the listener to the abstruse world attended with a chaotic part.

"Sagar" might be a grand tune that mixes an experimental part and the part of the session with the element of the classics music of India. Sound of Sitar that expresses abstruse sound. The melody of a heavy keyboard flows there in the base. It is possible to listen to the sound of Sitar as two or more sounds come in succession. Abstruse atmosphere continues. When 30 seconds of seven minutes are passed, the tune will rush into the gaga session before long attended with the rhythm. Sitar might use pentatonic scale. An acoustic, by sound of an acoustic guitar and the keyboard good part is emphasized and it brings it close. The device of syncopation in eight rhythms and three rhythms is expressed well as a composition. The tune is profundity as much as possible.

"Dancing Indra" gives the melody that the synthesizer looks alike to the music of Arabia. And, the flavor of Raga Rock is emphasized from the part of Sitar and the unison further. The diversity of the Moog synthesizer included overall and the music scale of Arabia are features. The composition including the part of the transposition has gotten on well for the rhythm of three rhythms. I will not feel an old sound at all. It is expressed oppositely as fresh Raga Rock. The arrangement of the tune might be complete through this album.

As for "Raghupati", a complete fusion of the music character that Ananda Shankar cultivated and India Pop is given. Complete Groove and an acoustic part are accompanied from the part of the narration. The song and the chorus give complete Raga Rock. The music character of Europe and America where Ananda Shankar was influenced might be introduced as an element. The repeated song also has a little enchantment part. However, a blissout that he does and abstruse music are splendidly expressed by this tune with the music character of Europe and America.

It is said that Ananda Shankar returns to the home country after this album is announced and was involved in the music for a variety of national events and broadcasting. Or, the dance company of Indian music is organized and it is said that it was continued until later years of his life. However, it is especially true in an initial work that the work of fine quality was being offered at the term of growth of Raga Rock in the music that he was purely doing on the other hand and the work group. It is all blocked in this album. This is complete Raga Rock and the listener should consider it as an introductory chapter of Raga Rock.


Album · 1973 · Exotica
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News that Gabor Szabo exchanged the contract with the CTI record was exactly reported 1973. CTI established by Creed Taylor was time of 1970. At that time, various musicians exchanged the contract. And, the album of the high level was announced one after another. And, news that Gabor Szabo also announced the album by CTI shooting luster further for CTI might have resulted.

It will have been an of course natural as for detailed that Creed Taylor with the exchange from the period for Gabor Szabo that had already announced some albums in Impulse at that time had embraced in CTI transition. And, it is necessary to have announced in shape for the music of had proceeded Gabor Szabo to the next step to obtain the arrangement and the command of CTI and Bob James after it had acted in Blue Thumb Records and to consent this album enough.

The name of Elek Bacsik and Attila Zoller might be able often to be enumerated as an active person by being known as a guitar player from Hungary. However, it is partial of the classics music of true gypsy music and India. It is a part devoted to the spirit of jazz extremely further as for the essence. It might be connected with the individuality of Gabor Szabo and music. Technical part, melody, and arrangement. And, the repertoire of Gabor Szabo is abundant. Or, it might be this album to require the flow that unites with the speculation of Creed Taylor so that they may agree. The flavor of the easy listening at which CTI had aimed completely gave width to the expression of Gabor Szabo.

The power of expression of Gabor Szabo is demonstrated enough in this album. It might be indeed variegated including the cover tune. The expression at which CTI aimed might become a flow of semi-exotica by this album. It can be said that a good it is situation and it is expression for both in a good meaning.

"Mizrab" is a tune that had been often performed since the latter half of the 60's. There might be a suitable perfection in the version of this album in the age. Part of intro of glossy bass. It does from the performance of the Ron Carter to a beautiful, impressive theme from now on. The tune contains the part like the session a little. However, the flow and the melody are exoticisms. Ad-rib that Bob James does is excellent. However, the performance of Billy Cobham done further through the whole volume has the change very richly.

"Thirteen" is a beautiful tune with minor chord. The melody and the arrangement of the piano of Bob James completely expand the width of the tune. In the part of the hit often visited, there might be a role to feel the flow of the tune to be grander. Ensemble extremely has the oneness.

It is a tune collected to "It' s Going To Take Some Time "Carole King announced in 1971" Music "The arrangement might have the element of the easy listening with the flavor of CTI exactly. Arrangement of complete strings. The guitar of Gabor Szabo in close relation to there is good each other. Bob James gave a good arrangement to this tune. The atmosphere of percussion and drum is also splendid. The tune has a very graceful arrangement.

It is said that "Concerto" is a concerto that Shostakovitch dedicated to the son. The part of the second movement was given and Bob James gave the arrangement splendidly. Part of arrangement and command of producer's Creed Taylor and Bob James. Part where melody of Spanish music is reminiscent from meditated intro. And, it twines with the part of Spacey's keyboard in close relation to solo of the guitar. The arrangement that splendidly changes the classics music as a part of an easy listening and Jazz/Fusion has succeeded.

"Summer Breeze" is a tune of Seals and Crofts known as vocal duo. A complete arrangement is added while leaving the flavor and the theme of former folk. The part of horn section gives a grander impression. And, the performance that Gabor Szabo does of course and the interpretation of the melody are splendid. Obbligati of keyboard in close relation to sentimental melody. The tune gradually increases the depth and the extension. Especially, chord transposed in the part of coda is very wonderful and graceful.

It might be an album that splendidly exactly unites the expression of the music at which CTI aimed, the expression of directionality and Gabor Szabo, and flexibility.

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