Najma Akhtar & Gary Lucas - "Rishte"

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Very interesting collaboration this, Najma is obviously well known for her collaborative work with Page and Plant, Peter Gabriel etc, while Gary, a brilliant guitarist, has a hugely impressive CV having been part of Beefheart’s Magic band as well as writing with Jeff Buckley on ‘Grace’. This album is a perfect sum of its parts, for instance the fusion of Najma's gorgeous voice, tabla and Gary’s bluesy guitar on  ‘Daaya’  is just delightful. Well worth investigating. (Graham Radley)

Najma Akhtar & Gary Lucas - "Rishte" -  World Village (available from HarmoniaMundi 02087099500)