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✨✧ EnjiMongolian Song ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really beautiful vocal jazz project – and one with a sound that's even more compelling than its source – which is saying a lot, given the unique nature of the music! The songs here are all from Mongolian roots, but turned into these soulful jazz numbers by the vocals of Enkhjargal Erkhembayar – who almost does the same thing to her own culture's music as some of the hip European singers of the 60s did when mixing together jazz and folk roots! Yet the approach is a bit different, too – and very fresh – partly because the songs and language are so unfamiliar, but also partly because there's a completely un-selfconscious approach to the whole thing – a swing and warmth that would us make us like the record, even if we didn't know what it was about. Backing is by a small combo that features Billy Hart on drums, Paul Kirby on piano, Johannes Enders on tenor, and Martin Zenker on bass – on titles that include "Song Of Woods", "To My Mother", "Green Hills", "Blissful Heart", and "Beautiful Wide Land". CD

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