Monday, October 21, 2013


About three years ago, I got introduced to the music of Tohpati, the Indonesian jazz guitarist. In my research, I found that he was also the guitar player of simakDialog, the Indonesian modern jazz / fusion band that had already put out five albums, the latter two released on the MoonJune Records label.

And now there's "The 6th Story", the brand-new and sixth simakDialog album.
Led by Riza Arshad (compositions & keyboard), Adhithya Pratama (bass)  and Tohpati, simakDialog offers a delicate blend of rock, jazz and world music.
Also more than noteworthy on "The 6th Story" is the contribution by Endang Ramdan, Erlan Suwardana and Cucu Kurnia, the three percussionists.

This is great.
Recommended listening.

Here's a live version of 'For Once And Never', a composition that can also be found on "The 6th Story".

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