World Trio: The Whirling Dervish
The Whirling Dervish
World Trio (Intuition 2152)
Composed by Dave Holland.
Recorded: New York, c. 1995
Rating: 86/100 (learn more)
This rollicking track is appropriately titled. The trio dances through this up-tempo tune that really does evoke images of ecstatically whirling Sufis. All three musicians play great solos; Holland demonstrates his graceful way of handling rhythms over the barline and Eubanks shows off his super-bad John McLaughlin- style chops. Cinelu manages to work up quite a head of steam despite the dynamic limitations of hand percussion. It is unfortunate that this band didn't survive to record more, but it was great while it lasted.
Reviewer: Bill Harrison
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