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Panorhythmica by Chasm

What makes this collection of songs unique is that it marks the appearance of the recorder as a serious playing instrument for jazz innovations, and as such, should prove to be a most welcome addition to all jazz collectors. I am not sure whether the group is Chasm or Panorhythmica, or which is the name of the collection due to the way the labeling was done on the flyer and CD holder. But I do know it is a fine collection of music worthy of jazz listeners' time.

There are 13 selections on this CD. Some of the many original compositions include: "Serengeti Sunrise," "Agua Del Fuego," "Facing the Sun," "Destiny," "Road to Panorhythmica," Crossing the Chasm," and "Elegy in G Major."

The team of Michael Whipple and Mark Esakoff is first-rate, and the performances by this duo are first-rate examples of contemporary jazz within a world music setting. Entertaining, enjoyable, and full of musical surprises is how I would sum up this collection by Whipple & Esakoff. Excellent.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Chasm
  • CD Title: Panorhythmica
  • Genre: World Music
  • Year Released: 2000
  • Record Label: Sticks & Stones
  • Musicians: Michael Whipple, flute, soprano & tenor recorder, stick, kick & hand drums, keyboards. Mark Esajiff, guitar, lute-tar, ukulele, vocals.
  • Rating: Five Stars
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