- dewa budjana: hasta karma
(2015, cd, usa, moonjune records mjr070)
António Sanchez and Ben Williams played together previously in Pat Metheny's Unity Band project.
"Hasta Karma" got recorded at the Kaleidoscope Sound Studio in Union City, NJ, in one single day which, given the complexity of the music, is quite an accomplishment.
The music itself is excellent. And Joe Locke's vibraphone sounds great next to Dewa Budjana's guitar.
The most endearing track on "Hasta Karma" is 'Ruang Dialisis", a composition that Dewa Budjana dedicated to his late father. The piece includes a sampled recording of the guitarist's grandmother, chanting a traditional funeral song for her son.
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