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Lasqo, Joe / Turquoise Sessions
Album:Turquoise Sessions Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lasqo, Joe Added:Dec 2011
Label:Edgetone Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-12-18 Pull Date:2012-02-19 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Feb 12Feb 5Jan 29Jan 15Jan 8Dec 25

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 05, 2012:no voices aloud
Alingana #1
4.Jan 27, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Raga: Mayamalavagaula
2.Feb 04, 2012:Jazz Catharsis
Alingana #1
5.Jan 24, 2012:Rebop
Raga: Asavari
3.Jan 31, 2012:Rebop
Raga: Asavari
6.Jan 14, 2012:Music Casserole
Raga: Mayamalavagaula

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-12-18 
JOE LASQO: Turquoise Sessions
Label, 2011

AVANT/WORLD – Bay Area pianist Lasqo transforms Indian ragas and Japanese gagaku music with a zen-like improvisational approach that draws on avant-garde jazz and modern-classical technique in equal measure. These solo pieces open up with aching slowness, beautifully haunting melodies and deep explorations. Lasqo gets inside the pieces, but there is also an analytical quality, as if he’s holding them up to the light and slowly changing the angle of reflection. Very interesting stuff.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 5

1. 13:37 – South Indian raga: slow with a halting, haunting beauty
2. 6:13 – knotty, raga-like improvisation on a fine point of musical theory
3. 24:48 – impressionistic fragments stretched out into long, fine filaments and cast into empty space, where they drift, flare briefly and fade away
4. 6:38 – based on shakuhachi flute piece: abstract, angular, many odd effects
5. 10:33 – from a North Indian raga: lofty, elegant but with a soulful feel too

[ Fo ] - December 2011

Track Listing
1.Raga: Mayamalavagaula 3.Etenraku In Mode Hyo
2.Alingana #1 4.Choshi
 5.Raga: Asavari