Monday, August 18, 2008
Pascal Bokar - Savanna Jazz Club
This is an unusual release for the simple fact that I like the way it ends better than the way it begins. For one thing, my favorite track is "Yaye" a beautiful acoustic guitar instrumental with African rhythms and just a gorgeous laconic structure. I can't say enough about this one.
Pascal is actually touted as jazz meets African and while I find the first half of the release to be more jazz than anything else, this guitar man is certainly heavily beat driven and a master at his own sound. That sound spreads in all directions like the best world music. I say listen and learn.