Daddy's Pockets [Orchard]

Daddy's Pockets [Orchard]

by Pharaoh's Daughter
     
 

The best recordings are often very hard to write much about because the listening experience is so rewarding that you're left almost speechless, and after all a review is simply nothing more than an extension of speech. With Pharaoh's Daughter and their recording, Daddy's Pockets, there's certainly something magical and something synergistic happening. For aSee more details below

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The best recordings are often very hard to write much about because the listening experience is so rewarding that you're left almost speechless, and after all a review is simply nothing more than an extension of speech. With Pharaoh's Daughter and their recording, Daddy's Pockets, there's certainly something magical and something synergistic happening. For a band who originates from New York City you could never tell, as their music is a hybrid of ancient Jewish and Mediterranean music mixed with an upbeat, city-like hustle-and-bustle aesthetic. The combination of all of these elements is certainly exciting. Pharaoh's Daughter employs numerous exotic elements, from the flute and tabla to the crumbhorn, and a strangely tuned guitar beating out all kinds of Middle-Eastern melodies and rhythms. Especially interesting is the contrapuntal work between the flute and the acoustic guitar, but at the same time the acoustic guitar creates an excellent polyrhythmic meditation with the tabla. Daddy's Pockets is quite possibly one of the finest and most unified band recordings, and the word band here is the key word, as this reviewer has come across very few ensembles who have the kind of togetherness that Pharaoh's Daughter has. This is an excellent recording and certainly one that will keep you on the edge of your seat for most of the program. Fantastic.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/12/2008
Label:
Innova Records
UPC:
0726708670122
catalogNumber:
701
Rank:
364711

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pharaoh's Daughter   Primary Artist
Rusty Riley   Drums,Gong,Darbouka
Michael Visceglia   Bass
Be Noir   Electric Guitar
Martha Colby   Cello,Vocals
Jen Gilleran   Tabla
Tracy Love   Flute,Vocals,Crumhorn
Basya Schechter   Guitar,Vocals
Zarifah   Tambora Apambichá
Adam Levy   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Jim Allen   Contributor
Richard Julian   Producer
David Seitz   Engineer
Jay Ward   Engineer
Mark Hutchins   Engineer
Martha Colby   Introduction
Basya Schechter   Producer
Pharaoh's Daughter   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Juan Carlos   Composer

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