Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet

SULTANS OF SWING

Move

2012-02-02

The Sultans of String are four Canadian string players (violin, two guitarists, bass) of diverse cultures with a Cuban percussionist keeping the beat. The band plays a global jazz gumbo that's part flamenco, gypsy, Celtic and swing. All are instrumentals, except the cover of fellow Canadian Neil Young's "Heart of Gold" (the female duo Dala handles the vocals) and the original "To You," a rumba-jazz number. This is a highly-skilled ensemble and the variety of their ethnic origins gives the record a refreshing diversity of approaches from song to song--Spain, Native Canada, Lebanon, Cuba, Brazil. The final tune, "Nacimiento," about the journey of pregnancy and birth, features the sounds of a baby's heartbeat. 02/12 Michael J. J-Global Fusion

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #Jazz

  • reviewed 03/2014

    DAVID WIATROLIK
    Dave and the Gin Mill Gypsies

  • reviewed 08/2007

    ELDAR
    Re-Imagination

  • reviewed 01/2008

    DEEPAK RAM
    Steps

  • reviewed 05/2007

    Robin Eubanks and EB3
    Live Vol. 1

  • reviewed 02/2008

    BEN ALLISON AND MAN SIZE SAFE
    Little Things Run the World

  • reviewed 06/2016

    Julian Lage
    Arclight

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.