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Dave Soldier - Zajal is a fusion listen of the highest degree and something really unique / TAKE EFFECT

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Now here's something really unique, a jazz record that's often sung in Hebrew, Arabic and Spanish from Andalusia 900-1400 C.E. Spearheaded by multi-instrumentalist and composer Dave Soldier, he's got a small army of musicians contributing atypical instruments to us Westerners like sentur, timbales, and palmas, among others.

A fusion listen of the highest degree, Soldier has dabbled in countless genres in lengthy career, including blues, R&B and punk, but here he's outdone himself on the first truly fascinating record of 2020 where klezmer, flamenco and Greek ideas, to name a few, are part of inimitable formula.

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