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Jaime Hopkings - Sultans of String: Symphony! (2013)

7-06-2014, 12:24
Classical Music | FLAC / APE

Jaime Hopkings - Sultans of String: Symphony! (2013)

Artist: Jaime Hopkings
Album: Sultans of String: Symphony!
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Red River
Genre: Classical
Quality: 320 kbps | Lossless
Format: MP3 | FLAC
Total Time: 00:48:48
Total Size: 111 mb | 267 mb


01. Monti's Revenge
02. Palmas Sinfónia
03. Josie
04. Emerald Swing
05. Sable Island
06. A Place to Call Home
07. Road to Kfarmishki
08. Luna
09. Will You Marry Me
10. Encuentros

The Toronto quintet Sultans of String has released several albums that fuse a variety of Mediterranean musical traditions: gypsy jazz, flamenco, Arabic and Turkish music, along with Latin rhythms. This is impressive in that none of the group members comes from that part of the world, and the fusion is of a sort that could come from few places other than highly multicultural Canada. The Symphony! album includes, as the name suggests, a full orchestra, apparently assembled for the occasion rather than borrowed from an existing ensemble (which tells you something in itself about how this group has caught on in its Canadian homeland). The mix doesn't depart too far from that on the group's earlier three albums, however, and fans of the group can confidently plan on enjoying this release. The orchestra for the most part plays a supporting role, embellishing the music as a piece proceeds. More consequential to the overall sound are the guest stars, ranging from oud player Bassam Bishara to ukulele master James Hill to the legendary Paddy Moloney, among several others: an unusually diverse group indeed. Still, the vaguely Arabic six-string violin of leader Chris McKhool remains central to the sound, adapting itself effortlessly to Gypsy music, flamenco, and various kind of Canadiana jazzed up with ethnic percussion. You have to like pop fusions of world music to like this, of course, but this Canadian example is a nifty take on the genre.

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