The new duo-album with Dawda Jobarteh has recieved fantastic reviews !

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The duo-album by Dawda Jobarteh and Stefan Pasborgs was selected – TWO months in a row – into the worldwide list ‘Recommended new releases’ in the american magazine ‘New York City Jazz Record’ in the summer of 2016.

REVIEWS:

”Dawda Jobarteh and Stefan Pasborg’s Duo is unique on more than one level…Duo is an album that is beyond genre and at times quite far-reaching. The emotionally and electrically charged cover pieces are aggressive, shifting and challenging as they deconstruct sound and create an organic alternative to conventional expectations. The more customary pieces still manage to merge African tradition, world-beat percussion and unusual instrumentation to produce a fundamentally innovative and expressively stimulating sound’’ – All About Jazz, USA.

***** ”Charles Mingus’ “Better Get Hit in Your Soul” or Don Cherry’s “Mopti” never sounded so much charged with infectious-intense, driving dance rhythm. Jobarteh sound on both pieces as a proficient guitarist coming from the school of Sonny Sharrock, adding to the kora distortion and fuzzy effects, while Pasborg plays with his usual powerful manner and the two sound as a single massive group’’ – The Free Jazz Collective, USA

****** ”If you are experiencing now or read on the cover that the duo of two exclusively of percussion and kora (West African harp bridge) is, you are probably deterred – be – or at least a little disinterested. But that would be very unfortunate, because the music has to offer this exciting CD, you will be able to introduce barely adequate’’ – Nordische Klang, Germany

”Ikke siden Jimi Hendrix og Sonny Sharrock har jeg hørt noget lignende! Der er ikke noget at rafle om. Disse to herrer fra henholdsvis Gambia og Danmark rammer en åre fyldt med power…en veldisponeret suite med en fantastisk dialog mellem de to ‘soul brothers’. Det anbefales at skrue pænt højt op for volumen ved første gennemlytning, der næppe bliver den sidste’’
- Jazz Special, DK

**** ”Det er en karismatisk duo, der med albummet DUO har slået pjalterne sammen…Begge betvinger deres instrumenter som mestre, og begge mestrer deres foretrukne genrer…Alene derfor er der tale om et usædvanlig interessant samspil. For mødet mellem de to kapaciteter – og mødet mellem deres respektive genrer – baner helt nye stier i musikkens verden…DUO er i enhver forstand forrygende og fascinerende’’ – Gaffa, DK

”Jobartehs trommebaggrund og Pasborgs helt-oppe-på-beatet trommespil giver en rytmisk medrivende plade. Jobarteh tilsætter koraen flere effekter, så den både forvrænger og til tider lyder mere hen ad en elektrisk guitar. Pladen er aldrig stillestående og tager lytterne med ud over stepperne’’ – Jazz Nyt, DK

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