Pachora Ast

Chris Speed (clarinet), Brad Shepik (tamboura/electric sax), Skuli Sverrisson (bass) and Jim Black (drums/dumbek/percussion) join creative forces to explore music that abounds with vibrant Eurasian grooves. Their Arabic revision of David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World" confirms why creative rock music is becoming the folk music of our era, inspiring fresh creativity in the jazz and world-beat scenes. Pachora's latest project compares favourably with the critically acclaimed music of bands like the Hasidic New Wave, Naftule's Dream and John Zorn's Masada. (Knitting Factory)