COLLABORATIONS: FAREED HAQUE AND GORAN IVANOVIC'S INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT

 

photo credit: Phillip Solomonson

 

     

 

 

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An International Guitar Night event inspired by rhythms and melodies from flamenco to the Balkan region. With elements of jazz, classical, and even rock, this performance features the unrivaled acoustic guitar artistry of two of the finest players of their respective generations. Their music is carefully balanced between blazing virtuosity and sheer beauty.

 

 

 

 

Although the music on this extraordinarily sensitive guitar-duo recording transcends genre, there's no resisting its mix of American jazz, acoustic blues, flamenco rhythm and Macedonian melody. Only two guitarists on the planet would come up with such a concoction, but Ivanovic and Haque (whose roots run to Yugoslavia and South Asia, respectively) play as if they're speaking the same musical language. Some listeners might be tempted to consign any recording as genteel as this to background music, but that would mean missing the puckish stop-start rhythms of "Kalajdzisko Oro," the mystical ambience of "Gajdarsko Oro" and the free-form expressions of "Improv." Those who have heard the duo in concert probably will conclude that no recording could capture fully the sparks that fly between these two virtuosos. But this disc at least documents the distinctly cross-continental flavor of their restlessly innovative work."

- Howard Reich, Los Angeles Times