, May 2007
For my money, the most impressive music is by Marcelo Zarvos, though it may be because we only get a larger chunk of it. His three works are all from a suite called Nepomuk’s Dances, and in particular, the last, “Memory,” takes on real scale and depth, most notably with demonic marches where the players stomp their feet with the driving beat.
Most of this disc falls into a sort of “smart-lite” fare that’s percolating in the field right now. It’s made by wonderful musicians feeling free to exercise their multiple talents, reconnecting with musical traditions they value, and having fun. The result is attractive and—dare I say—not too profound. But in a sense it’s a sort of salon music for the present age, and that’s not bad at all. We can use some sophisticated divertissements. © 2007 Fanfare Read complete review