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The Bombay Jazz Palace by Various Artists

I like to watch a lot of old movies. We're talking "Casablanca." This CD will take you there -- Sam Spade in a smoke filled room, with dancers and great food. If you've never been to "the Casbah" you will soon be transported there. But watch out. There are plenty of surprises like Volker Kriegel's "Zoom," with a sitar, plenty of drums and a guitar. An electric guitar. Other songs like "Blues for Hari" have a more jazzier influence and the vocals are enjoyable too. I really like this one. Lalo Schifrin adds a touch of mystery with "Secret Code." (He did the original theme for Mission Impossible). The last song, Bombay Palace, the title of this CD, was more like jazz meets the Middle East. Everything from the Hammond organ to a xylophone to a bright electric sitar. It's funky, jazzy and got me dancing in my seat. Everyone needs a little spice once in a while and this CD does just that.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Various Artists
  • CD Title: The Bombay Jazz Palace
  • Genre: World Music
  • Year Released: 2001
  • Record Label: Outcaste
  • Rating: Three Stars
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