Sunday, June 17, 2012

Jazz from Icheri Sheher

I've been trying to think of a way to express how much I love this CD. A gift from friends who visited Baku. this is a compilation of jazz artists of Azerbaijan, a country that has moved the most American art form forward in a way more Americans should understand. Samples are hard to find, but here's one by Rain Sultanov with a tune that translates "Baku Memories." I'm not sure you can buy the album in America.

If that video wasn't visual enough, then try this one. Then google Icheri Sherer and Azerbaijan. Thanks Chris and Shea.