Melodic Intersect forward looking fusion Melodic Intersect – Looking Forward

Melodic Intersect forward looking fusion

Melodic Intersect forward looking fusion Melodic Intersect – LOOKING FORWARD:  The players on this one are almost all new for my ears… Enayet Hossain (Tabla), Hidayat Khan (Sitar), Greg Hatza (Keyboard), Joy Islam (Guitar), Fred Koch (Sax), Qamar Abbas (Cajon) & Avirodh Sharma (World Percussion), except for Greg Hatza, whose splendid jazz organ work has been reviewed here before.  What’s most notable here is the group’s ability to fuse the music of different cultures into a blend that completely transcends “labels”… just listen to the opener, the 8:39 “Jazzy Streets of Mumbai“, which magically melds strains of blues, jazz and the music of India into a piece that will become a favorite ’round the entire globe; the length of the tune gives each player time to follow the others in the development of music that’s larger than any individual in the group… all I can say for this one is – WOW!!!

Though the video below isn’t a song from this album, I strongly recommend that you watch it to get a full sense of the power and love they project through their playing…

Wasn’t that just amazing?  Back to the album now… on “Keys of Resolve“, the percussion is full-bodied and reaches to the far corners of the universe to bring you the ever-expanding rhythms of life!  I just LOVED this one, and will be playing it often on the iPhone in my car.

Of the eight scintillating songs, it is the fantastic closer, “Rhythmic Paths“, that is my absolute favorite… the best rhythm-based work I’ve listened to (yet) in 2017… the recording on this tune is absolute perfection, too… every little nuance is an adventure in and of itself.  I give Melodic Intersect a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with a (perfect) “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 5.00.  That means that they also get my “PICK” for “best world fusion album”.  Get more information on the Melodic Intersect website.         Rotcod Zzaj

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