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Lasqo, Joe – “Turquoise Sessions” – [Edgetone Records]

Solo piano and a fine listening experience. On his website Lasqo describes this work as “Ancient musics from Japan and India in 21st-century modernist interpretations”, which sounds about right to me. He combines North and South Indian raga forms, traditional Japanese flute music, some classical techniques, and solo jazz-based piano improvisation into longish pieces that are unpredictable throughout yet quite nice to listen to. I don’t think I have enough of an understanding of international and modern classical music forms to truly appreciate what Lasqo is doing–a raga constructed from something called an All-Interval Hexachord would be just one example– so I let him do all the driving and I just go along for the ride. I ended up liking this CD quite a lot. Tracks range from 6:38 to 24:48 in length.

  • Reviewed by Max Level on October 25, 2011 at 11:05 pm
  • Filed as CD,International
  • 3 comments

  • 3 Comments

    Max -

    Thanks for listening and for the nice review!

    If you or your listeners would like more info:

    General: http://www.joelasqo.com/
    Show calendar & news:??http://www.joelasqo.com/blog/
    Contact: joe@joelasqo.com

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    Joe Lasqo

  • Comment by Joe Lasqo, November 24th, 2011 5:12 am
  • Beautiful stuff!

  • Comment by Eugene Koontz, November 30th, 2011 11:21 pm
  • btw Thanks to Dominic Trix for playing it tonight.

  • Comment by Eugene Koontz, November 30th, 2011 11:24 pm

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