And Fareed Haque does it well! He combines contemporary funk and rock-jazz with Indian instruments such as the tabla, sitar, and goes as far afield as to include an oud player, plus some hot Western musicians and some very hip charts.
Fareed plays very formidable lines on electric-acoustic guitar, the organist is hip in the post-Larry Young mode and everybody pulls weight here.
Sometimes you are reminded of the McLaughlin trio that had Gurtu, other times things get more dense. There are killer tracks, some a bit less killer, but this is a statement of the East-West thing that bears hearing and continues the vibrant cross-fertilization that has been a vibrant part of my own lifetime musically. So I am glad. And Maestro Haque is no slouch on guitar. On the contrary!! Recommended.
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