Mari Kimura / Roberto Morales Manzanares Leyendas

A recording like this points to the reductionist nature of genre classification: world, jazz, classical - all could lay claim to this music. Kimura brings a classically trained violin, which is loosened from its academic moorings to fly minimal/miniature scherzo excursions across the multi-ethnic instrumental landscape laid out by Manzanares. His choice of tools includes the ceramic flute, piano and Veracruz harp. They present 11 pieces that are concert hall ready, technically compact machines, but which breathe out the atmosphere of ancient folk traditions and pastoral spaces. (Victo)