JANSCH, BERT: The Black Swan LP (Drag City) - Legendary acoustic guitarist Jansch returns with his first release in 4 years. Aided by a guest cast of luminaries (such as Helena Espvall, Beth Orton, and David Roback), this is certainly also one of his better releases in recent years. Not uniformly great, but, overall, this is a pretty solid dose of well-developed and glorious sounding contemporary folk.
RASHANIM: Shalosh CD (Tzadik) - This is the third full-length release from self-described NYC “Jewish power trio”, Rashanim. As on their previous outings, Rashanim delivers an unique and satisfying blend of jazz, klezmer, rock, and surf. Whether they’re rocking hard on tracks like, “Ein Gedi” or cooling down with gorgeous sounding tracks like “Ar Aare”, Rashanim pretty much hits the mark on every track this time around - sweet!
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