Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Love Unfold the Sun, Live at Duel

Love Unfold the Sun is an offshot of guitarist-oudist Mustafa Stefan Dill's Trio in the form of a quartet, Dill plus Dan Pearlman on cornet, Dave Wayne on drums, all from the original 2003-4 incarnation, plus Ross Hamlin on bass. Mustafa listened to some old live tapes of the band and felt strongly that it should come together again. Dan and Dave agreed and Ross joined in,. The result is a very evocative set of two live dates in Santa Fe in November and December of 2018. Live at Duel (Norumba Records NJR 1903) gives us an extended and freewheeling group of six improvisatory numbers that combine nicely the kind of post-Milesian electricity of the Davis '70s bands with a Mid-Eastern sensibility and plenty of freedom.

Dill has his own way around the guitar and it has been influenced quite naturally by his own oud work. Everybody gets with it here. It is a good go of things, I would say!

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