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DUO JALAL: Different World (A)

DUO JALAL: Different World (A)

Artist(s) Duo Jalal, Ensemble
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre World
Category World
Catalogue INNOVA793
Label Innova
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 14.99

USD 9.99



Excelllently Ethnic!
Review By KL116235,April 2011

One of the most interesting - but somewhat intimidating - chamber ensembles of the 21st Century is probably the pairing of the viola with percussion. The dark sonority of the viola is a pleasing harmonic compliment to the various textures that percussion provides as a background. I say intimidating because in theory, it's hard to imagine the two types of instruments coming together well.

With some compositions it isn't successful, but the selections on this album do not suffer from that problem. The vibrance of the compositions comes through in both the way in which the instruments are handled and the execution of the music by the performers. The sound is at times reminiscent of Klezmer, at others mainstream world music and at all times has a decidedly Middle Eastern more....


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