2006 CD release.
Made up of twelve unnamed “Parts” that run into each other, The Wind is really one long improvisation that rises and falls, inhales and exhales as Kalhor and Erzincan become one musician with one mind.
Budd Kopman, All About Jazz
Ghazal’s The Rain was a lush and rapturous affair, and the title of Kalhor’s new disc implies a thematic sequel, even though he has changed partners. His main instrument is the kamancheh, or spike fiddle, and on The Wind its warm and sinewy tones complement the steely timbre of Erdal Erzincan’s baglama, a type of Turkish lute. Though ostensibly 12 pieces based on Persian and Turkish modes, this is effectively one hour-long instrumental dialogue, with the players elaborating each other’s phrases. The pair’s finely nuanced rapport and sense of narrative make The Wind a compelling record.
Jon Lusk, The Times
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