Frana, Peppe & Christos Barbas / Such A Moon, The Thief Pauses To Sing
Album: Such A Moon, The Thief Pauses To Sing   Collection:World
Artist:Frana, Peppe & Christos Barbas   Added:Apr 2019

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-04-02 Pull Date: 2019-06-04 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jun 2 May 12 Apr 7
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 23, 2020: Melange
Ney & Oud Taksim
3. May 11, 2019: The Acupuncture Hour
2. Jun 01, 2019: Music Casserole
Ney & Oud Taksim
4. Apr 06, 2019: Audio Ambrosia

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2019-04-02
An Italian oud player and a Greek ney player collaborate to bring Ottoman classical music to life. Ottoman music was a kind of early fusion with influences from Persians, Arabs, Greeks, Armenians, Jews, Turks as well as other peoples from Anatolia and Asia Minor. Although these two musicians were trained in the classic western tradition, they fell in love with this music, for good reason, and now specialize in it. Beautifully rendered, this CD evokes the heart and soul of Middle Eastern high culture.

No FCC”s (all instrumental); Favorite tracks: 1, 6, 7, 10

*1-- Ney & Oud Taksim –3:13 – haunting cries of the ney answered and undergirded by the low voice of the oud in a taksim or improvisation

2—Acem-Kurdi Pesrev—5:01 – ney and oud interweave in a a circular sounding melody crossing our Western major-minor key boundaries many times

3 –Ussak Curcuna –5:09 – ney is the ground here; rhythm picks up and is more noticeable and intricate

4 – Oud Taksim-- 2:13-- playful little oud solo

5—Zavil Saz Semai –6:58 – oud and ney in unison with their totally distinct timbres; picks up speed

*6—Periklis –6:46-- wilder and more interesting ney part with oud grounding

*7 –Empros –5:55-- oud takes foreground and then ney comes in and does a wild high dance above oud intervals

8—Ney Taksim –1:17-- pretty ney solo

9—Bestenigar Saz Semai –5:08 – skips progressively through major-minor and does the cool quarter-tone thing with some nice oud tremolos near the end

**10—Bahar –10:06 – moonlight shines through this one which means “spring” (as in the season) in Persian

Track Listing
1. Ney & Oud Taksim   6. Periklis
2. Acem-Kurdi Pesrev   7. Empros
3. Ussak Curcuna   8. Ney Taksim
4. Oud Taksim   9. Bestenigar Saz Semai
5. Zavil Saz Semai   10. Bahar