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Momin, Ravish/Trio Tarana / Climbing the Banyan Tree
Album:Climbing the Banyan Tree Collection:Jazz
Artist:Momin, Ravish/Trio Tarana Added:03/2005
Label:Clean Feed 

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Add Date:2005-03-21 Pull Date:2005-05-23 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Ben
Reviewed 2005-03-15 
Ravish Momin’s Trio Tarana – Climbing the Banyan Tree

Great world-influenced improvised music, this set straddles Downtown jazz, Eastern & Middle Eastern folk and modern classical for a thoroughly engaging sound. Momin has a powerful drumming style which drives Hwang’s jagged violin and Blumenkranz switches off between bass and oud (which gives the group a funkier or folkier vibe respectively). Don’t pass this one up, all tracks are superb!

*1. Powerful groove led by drums
**2. Funkier rhythm with strong violin
*3. Airy world melody with oud
**4. Klezmery groove with great solos
**5. Stuttering rhythm section backs great violin
*6. Pretty oud solo
**7. Excellent percussion with cool vocalizations
*8. Bouncy folky rhythm
9. Slow, searching ballad

Ben B 3/14/04

Track Listing
1.Dai Genyo 5.Gyarah
2.Weeping Statue 6.Song at Dusk
3.Instance of Memory 7.String Drum Tarana
4.Peace for Kabul 8.Gathering Song
 9.Parting with a View