Kuljit Bhamra, Jacqueline Shave, John Parricelli - Postcards From Home (3 stars)

Cross-cultural fusion partly inspired by the Hebrides

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Kuljit Bhamra, Jacqueline Shave, John Parricelli - Postcards From Home

(Keda Records)

A fresh and deftly executed cross-cultural fusion featuring a tabla player with strong jazz connections, a classical violinist and a jazz guitarist, playing music inspired in part by the Hebrides.

Violinist Jacqueline Shave’s ‘Machair to Myrrh’ and the five-part ‘Sounds of Harris’, which evokes both places and activities on the island, aren’t the only Scottish connection, either – guitarist John Parricelli revisits his composition ‘Another Place’, inspired by Italian prisoners of war in Scotland. Bhamra’s exciting ‘Dervish Dancer’ and ‘Escape to Tibet’ and Parricelli’s Spanish-flavoured ‘Guarnara’ and a couple of tunes inspired by France broaden the geographical boundaries.

Postcards from Home. Kuljit Bhamra, Jacqueline Shave, John Parricelli

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