Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze: Domain Domain

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Domain Domain

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Ablaye Cissoko (kora) and Volker Goetze (trumpet)

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Sira (ObliqSound OS-106)

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Ablaye Cissoko (kora), Volker Goetze (trumpet).

Composed by Ablaye Cissoko

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Recorded: Saint-Louis, Senegal, July 2007-March 2008

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Rating: 91/100 (learn more)

This magical (and most unlikely!) intersection of cultures produces a surprising result. To be fair, "surprising" may seem like an odd description given the fact that I'd never considered the combination of the West African kora with a trumpet before. With the wide tonal range available on the 21-string kora, Ablaye Cissoko is able to maintain a solid bassline and a series of beautiful and ringing arpeggios over which Volker Goetze weaves his melody. There's also a call-&-response feel here as Goetze drops back for a few short solo passages. Truly mesmerizing stuff.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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