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Taj Mahal, V.M. Bhatt, N. Ravikiran: Mumtaz Mahal        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  February 24, 2013

This is another outstanding recording from Water Lily Acoustics. The sound is rich and full. The dynamics border on mystical. Although the performances are very good, there is a pacing problem in the track selection. I don't know if they intended all the songs to sound the same, but that's how it ... more
Barb Jungr: Love Me Tender        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  November 11, 2012

Barb Jungr is a new artist for me and though uncertain what to expect, I listened with an open mind and an open heart. And was I delightfully surprised. The recording quality is excellent and the performance is mesmerizing; both qualities necessary for any serious appreciation. But, this disc is ... more
Poor Boy, The Songs of Nick Drake        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  May 23, 2011

Being a fan of Nick Drake, I was a bit shaken by this disc. At first, I was disappointed because it's more jazz than blues in an avant-garde kinda style. But as I listened, it became clear the various musicians were truly paying tribute to his ingenuity and unique style. Let's face it, his music is ... more
  April 2, 2011

What an extraordinary exploration of musical style! This disc truly blends of Eastern & Western music in a unique and extremely engaging way. I've never heard a Banjo played with so much elegance & reverence. It takes the instrument in a direction I never imagined possible. Similarly I've never ... more
Nancy Bryan: Neon Angel        (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  March 5, 2011

I was looking for new female vocalists on SACD format when I decided to give this title a try. The musicianship and recording quality are excellent. However, Nancy Bryan's vocal style is not what I was hoping for. She's somewhere between a jazzy torch singer and a folk heroine. Her voice is ... more

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