Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Masters of Persian Music - Faryad

From All Music:
"The grandeur, beauty and spiritual power of Persia's rich musical history is eloquently laid out on the two-CD set Faryad. Legendary singer Mohammed Reza Shajarian, kamancheh (spike fiddle) player Kayhan Kalhor, tar (plucked lute) player Hossein Alizadeh and vocalist (and Mohammed's son) Homayoun Shajarian, join together to present a seamless landscape of Persian music. Linked to the mystical sufi tradition as well as medieval royal courts, classical Persian (Iran) music embodies meditation, vocal precision and improvisation...The effect is a stunning array of soothing, multi-dimensional music."
Flowery language aside, this is a gorgeous record and it rewards repeated listenings.

Masters of Persian Music - Faryad