"…Janowski's pacing and preparation of the orchestra is masterly. Reacting with sensitivity to the score, the tender & reflective scenes are given space to breathe without taxing the singers into strained tone. (…) The more one hears, the more one appreciates the vocal acting as well as the superlative orchestral contribution (make no mistake, there are at least 3 world class orchestras resident in Berlin today). This listener (at least) is eagerly awaiting the next installment of the Ring." ~sa-cd.net
Following on from 2010’s best-selling Beginner’s Guide to African Funk comes the Beginner’s Guide to African Blues – an essential primer to the African Blues and Desert Blues scenes that have dominated world music in recent years. Featuring Afro-Blues legends such as Ali Farka Toure & Boubacar Traore, the new school of Afro-superstars such as Toumani Diabate & Rokia Traoré plus global-Afro-fusionists such as Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara & Dub Colossus, Beginner’s Guide to African Blues tells the story of African Blues in the 21st century.