Friday, December 23, 2005


Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate "In the Heart of the Moon" (Nonesuch)

subtle and hypnotic duets mostly, rural folk themes that go around and around. you can hear that these guys are true friends, and the fun they are having just playing music together is completely infectious. but still they maintain a beautiful level of restraint and respect for one another.

listening to this makes me miss those monday afternoons a few years ago when jason and i would sit up at The Tubby Hook, right on the edge of the river, trying to catch a tan, drinking presidentes and watching the boats go by. the jukebox didn't have anything this good on it, of course, but if it had you can bet that i would still remember it's code number and would have always been asking the bartender to turn it up.

The Independent is correct in calling this “playing of almost supernatural invention.”


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