Martin Simpson, Wu Man – Music For The Motherless Child (1996) [Reissue 2001]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:50 minutes | PDF Booklet | 2,57 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | PDF Booklet | 1,04 GB
English guitarist Martin Simpson is known for having successfully synthesized a style that blends the best of the finger picking traditions of the British Isles and Appalachia. Wu Man is a virtuoso of the Pipa, a Chinese lute which, like the western guitar, is derived from the Middle Eastern oud.
The combination of Simpson’s folk-blues-inflected guitar with the exoticism of Man’s pipa creates a most unusual sonic world, a place where East meets West and the blues reign supreme. This disc, along with several other terrific ventures by producer Kavichandran Alexander (such as the pairing of Ry Cooder with mohan vina player Vishwa Mohan Bhatt) approaches the common language of a truly global music. Amazing stuff.
01. One More Day
02. A-Minor Blues
03. White Snow in Spring
04. Dives and Lazarus
05. The Coo-Coo Bird
06. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Martin Simpson – guitar
Wu Man – pipa