Sissoko,Ballake And Segal,Vincent / Musique De Nuit
Album: Musique De Nuit   Collection:World
Artist:Sissoko,Ballake And Segal,Vincent   Added:Oct 2015
Label:Six Degrees Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-10-17 Pull Date: 2015-12-19 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 13 Dec 6 Nov 29 Nov 22 Nov 15 Nov 8 Nov 1 Oct 25
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 18, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Nov 21, 2015)
4. Nov 02, 2017: Melange
Passa Quatro
2. Sep 04, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Oct 24, 2015)
5. Dec 09, 2015: 12-9-2015
Super Etoile, Passa Quatro, Niandou
3. Mar 22, 2018: Melange
6. Dec 03, 2015: Melange

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2015-10-16

Exquisite duets between a Malian kora (African harp) player and a French cellist; magical, inspired, recorded in Bamako; a feast of stringed sounds

No FCC's: all instrumental except #6

**1-(6:34) Niandou – quiet, lilting, beautiful, percussive rhythm of plucked kora and cellountil cellist bows melody; incredible virtuosity

*2-(4:52) Passa Quatro –slow bowed cello at beginning; pensive with kora flourishes; minor or modal; segues into guitar-like jazz

*3-(6:26) Balazando – jazz-like beginning with plucked cello bass; ostinato bowed sounds underneath treble kora; waltz rhythm; cello goes to pizzicato while rhythm stays steady

**4-(7:52) N'kapalema – starts with quiet chords; walking bass; kora gives treble accents; gathers weight slowly; circles around and around in ¾ time; cello kicks in with melody; gradually picks up speed and segues into a complex richness of fast plucked kora notes anchored by bowed bass cello

5-(5:16) Diabaro – starts with bowed cello and griot singer, kora comes in an doubles accompaniment

*6-(3:55) Super Etoile – kora set up nice ostinato at beginning; bowed cello comes in with melody; moves right along; kora really stands out here; so natural-sounding, like raindrops falling with different pitches

7-(1:12) Prelude – pretty, quiet; nice interlude

*8-(3:51) Samba Tomora – absolutely legato, so impressive for a plucked instrument, moves along seamlessly with cello echoing kora

*9-(2:42) Musique de Nuit- slower, with kora and cello in unison at beginning; simple circular melody splits apart with kora providing melody and then back to unison and so on

Track Listing
1. Niandou   5. Diabaro
2. Passa Quatro   6. Super Etoile
3. Balazando   7. Prelude
4. N'kapalema   8. Samba Tomora
  9. Musique De Nuit