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Badiyi, Rahmatollah / Sounds Of The Violin And Kamancheh
Album:Sounds Of The Violin And Kamancheh Collection:World
Artist:Badiyi, Rahmatollah Added:04/2003
Label:Amity Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-07-28 Pull Date:2003-09-29 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:10 Aug3 Aug

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 16, 2004:Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
4.Aug 04, 2003:Fly By Night
Chahar-Mizrab and Foroud
2.Aug 09, 2003:Morning Glory
5.Jul 29, 2003:No Cover, No Minimum (expanded edition)
Chahar-Mizrab and Foroud
3.Aug 05, 2003:No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-07-24 
RAHMATOLLÁH BADIYI – Sounds of Violin & Kamáncheh
Amity, 2003

A very fine recording of Persian classical music. Badiyi plays both the violin and the kamancheh, another stringed instrument of similar size but with a more Asian flavor. He's solo on half the tracks, otherwise joined by a tunbak (a hand drum). This music evokes the royal courts of ancient Persia. It can be meditative and spacious, hypnotic, or quietly exciting, and Badiyi's playing is marvelous throughout. Great drumming, too. Try it! You'll like it!

NOTE: There are three full pieces (#1-6, 7-10, 11-12), but each track can stand alone.

All tracks are excellent. Fo's Picks: 1, 4, 7, 8,10

1. 2:43 – solo violin: like a muezzin's call
2. 6:37 – violin/drum: medium rhythm
3. 4:10 – solo violin: a slow dialogue
4. 7:15 – violin/drum: fast rhythm
5. 5:12 – solo violin: long & twisty
6. 1:23 – violin/drum: short & happy
7. 3:05 – solo violin: fluid & mysterious
8. 5:40 – violin/drum: mysterious melody
9. 4:19 – solo violin: complex, lots of space
10. 7:40 – violin/drum: quick & rhythmic
11. 3:29 – kamancheh: an ornate moan
12. 4:13 – kamancheh: melody/exploration

[ Fo ] - 7/24/03

Track Listing
1.Introduction 7.Introduction
2.Chahar-Mizrab 8.Zarbi
3.Introduction 2 9.Introduction
4.Chahar-Mizrab 10.Chahar-Mizrab and Foroud
5.Zabol and Mouyeh 11.Introduction
6.Reng 12.Hymn of the Homeland