- dewa budjana: joged kahyangan
(2013, cd, usa, moonjune mjr059)
Fortunately, label manager Leonardo Pavlovic has an excellent taste and a keen eye to spot talent from a far distance.
This can be taken litterally, as New York City based Moonjune Records signed Indonesion guitarist Dewa Budjana to the label.
Earlier this year, Moonjune released Dewa Budjana's very impressive "Dawai In Paradise" album. And now there's "Joged Kahyangan".
Again, Dewa Budjana shows why he is considered a top guitar player, combining jazz and rock with his Indonesian background.
"Joged Kahyangan", which translates as "Beautiful Heaven", features Larry Goldings on Hammond organ, Bob Mintzer on sax, Jimmy Johnson on bass and Peter Erskine on drums.
Beautiful compositions, great guitar playing.