Kurtis,Elektra / Bridges From The East
Album:Bridges From The East Collection:World
Artist:Kurtis,Elektra Added:Oct 2015

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-10-25 Pull Date:2015-12-27 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Dec 6Nov 29Nov 22Nov 15Nov 8Nov 1

Recent Airplay
1.Sep 18, 2021:Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Nov 21, 2015)
4.Dec 03, 2015:Melange
2.Jul 12, 2016:Clean Copper Radio
Summer's End
5.Dec 03, 2015:Clean Copper Radio COP TALK
Red Apple
3.Jan 02, 2016:Music Casserole
August 7
6.Dec 02, 2015:12-2-2015
Eastern Caravan

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2015-10-22 
Ethnically Greek violinist Elektra Kurtis grew up in Poland and was educated in Finland; she plays her own original compositions with her quintet; unusual, lively with lots of disparate parts

No FCC's

1-(4:03) Triton – lively, jazz-like; lots of violin riffs backed by bass

*2-(4:05) Hasaposerviko – sounds Middle Eastern modal; moves up and down scales; Greek dance rhythms

**3-(4:21) Red Apple – violins play duets with percussion, Polish dance theme, nice little reprise at end

*4-(5:37) 334 – “chromatic, angular play on rhythms”;a little choppy, dissonant, but interesting

5-(2:46) Trebble Duo Nr. I- more Middle Eastern modes with violins

*6-(4:43) Zeibekiko – Greek dance done in an avant garde style

*7-(4:27) August 7 – a journey to the Underworld – mysterious with violins and clarinet and percussion

*8-(3:03) Eastern Caravan – inspired by tango and gypsy music

9- (4:14) Like Rocks ---starts with drumroll and bass; spoken words under music

*10-(4:13) Kalamatianos – more Greek and Arab melody with 7/8 rhythm; nice clarinet part

11-(3:26) Trebble Duet Nr. 2 – two solo violins

*12-(5:51) Krakkus – heavy-duty percussion with violins playing somber Polish-inspired melody

*13-(4:02) East West – more dance-like rhythms

14-(4:15) Bossa For Kitsa- lively

15-(3:48) Trebble Duet Nr. 3 – more violin duets

**16-(5:14) Summer's End-almost tuneful :-) klezmerish

Track Listing
1.Triton 9.Like Rocks
2.Hasaposerviko 10.Kalamatianos
3.Red Apple 11.Trebble Duet Nr. 2
4.334 12.Krakkus
5.Trebble Duo Nr. I 13.East West
6.Zeibekiko 14.Bossa For Kitsa
7.August 7 15.Trebble Duet Nr. 3
8.Eastern Caravan 16.Summer's End