Tuesday, June 01, 2010
PAcHORA : UNN 1998
Pachora is a group that formed in the late '90s, and melds Middle Eastern and Eastern European musical influences into melodic and multi-rhythmic instrumental music. The band consists of an excellent and tasteful group of smart players: percussionist Jim Black, clarinetist Chris Speed, guitarist Brad Shepik (who also plays saz), and bassist Skuli Sverrisson. Pachora performs hybrid originals and new arrangements on traditional songs.
In addition to performing in Pachora, the musicians are also members of many other groups most frequently jazz ,including Dave Douglas' Tiny Bell Trio, Tim Berne's Bloodcount, and more.
Pachora toured after the 1997 release of their first, self-titled album on New York's Knitting Factory label. 1999 and the beginning of 2000 would bring in their next two albums, Unn and Ast, on the same label. ~ Joslyn Layne,
( All Music Guide )
Pachora is one of the most exciting bands to emerge from NY’s "downtown" scene for some time.
Their mix of Balkan, Bulgarian, Turkish, various Middle Eastern and North African musical traditions with the aesthetic of avant-garde jazz improvisation swirls around the complex , but danceable, time signatures associated with these traditions while allowing for the stretching, bending, twisting forms of personal expression we associate with the avant-garde.
Speed’s lightning-fast clarinet work is immediately recognizable as it weaves its way around Shepik’s intricate Portuguese 9-string guitar stylings. Black is an amazing drummer, producing a startling array of sounds, textures, accents, and tempos while avoiding the drumming cliches.
7. My Life Is A Nostalgia
Size : 149 MB
Label : Knitting Factory Records
Made in N.Y
Bitrate : 320