Marilyn Mazur & Jan Garbarek: Dunun Song
Elixir (ECM 1962)
Recorded: Copenhagen, June, 2005
Rating: 91/100 (learn more)
Building a recording project around sax and percussion, without bass or chords, is a dicey proposition, but these two artists are sufficient unto themselves. A timeless quality permeates the give-and-take between Garbarek and Mazur. Primal, throbbing, hypnotic . . . this is music more suitable for a ritual than a jazz club. Instead of ordering a drink from the bar, you want to join hands in a circle dance and start chanting. A great performance from two very deep artists.
Reviewer: Ted Gioia