Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Avatar - Hands CD Review

Avatar (no this came out way before the movie) is an World Fusion instrumental quartet from Melbourne Australia consisting of 2 acoustic guitars, bass & drums and guest accordion. Accordion? yes thats right afrobraziflamencuban odd grooves with accordion too, you gotta have chops for this.

Avatar - Hands (2008)
Baba Eva - 7/4, 9/4
Mango - 5/4, 4/4, 6/4
(Tango with 5, way cool)
Ryans Dance - 3/4, 5/8, 2/4, 4/4
From Over the Fence - 4/4
Mercedes - 4/4, 3/4, 7/8, 2/4, 3/4, 6/4, 8/8
(my favorite, especially drum ostinato)
No, Really 4/4
Jai Ya - 4/4
Ceret - 4/4
Song for Piyarat - 4/4
Stephanie - 4/4

Have you ever heard a Tango with 5? Well hurry up and get their CD. It sounds so natural, it should be a requirement for all the dance contests and I would certainly dance that with Ryan. Now I wouldn't usually put Mercedes in a favorite category (only Mustangs) but for this CD I have to make an exception, this Mercedes grooves especially at the drum ostinato,,, yahhh. Keep it coming Avatar, next time a Sevillana in 7 please.

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Keepin' it ODD,
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