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Mano Suave

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Yasmin Levy has proved herself to be the leading exponent of Ladino song Ladino is the language of the Sephardic Jews whose roots are in Spain. However, her previous albums have never quite captured her potential. This time, though, she's hit the spot, finding both the intensity of performance and delicacy of arrangement that's been her hallmark. The style is a mix of influences that blend perfectly -- listen carefully and you can hear traces of flamenco nestled alongside Middle Eastern music, with influences from around the Mediterranean liberally scattered across the sound. Her voice is in glorious form, with a depth of purity that illustrates just how she's matured and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Yasmin Levy has proved herself to be the leading exponent of Ladino song Ladino is the language of the Sephardic Jews whose roots are in Spain. However, her previous albums have never quite captured her potential. This time, though, she's hit the spot, finding both the intensity of performance and delicacy of arrangement that's been her hallmark. The style is a mix of influences that blend perfectly -- listen carefully and you can hear traces of flamenco nestled alongside Middle Eastern music, with influences from around the Mediterranean liberally scattered across the sound. Her voice is in glorious form, with a depth of purity that illustrates just how she's matured and fully grown into her ability. Her own band, now well bedded-in, is superb and sympathetic, but there are some surprising additions Paraguayan harp, anyone?. Natacha Atlas weighs in for a duet on the title cut, which becomes a gentle contest between the two singers, both of whom work out of their skins on the track. This is a disc of real beauty, with plenty of heartbreak, and it demands intense listening. But the rewards are more than worth the time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2009
  • Label: Four Quarters Ent
  • UPC: 822545181729
  • Catalog Number: 1817
  • Sales rank: 72,874

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Irme Kero (4:44)
  2. 2 Mano Suave (5:27)
  3. 3 Adio Kerida (3:42)
  4. 4 Una Noche Mas (4:54)
  5. 5 Nani Nani (4:26)
  6. 6 Komo la Roza (4:02)
  7. 7 Si Veriash (3:21)
  8. 8 Mal de l'Amor (4:29)
  9. 9 Por La Mia (4:45)
  10. 10 Una Ora (3:32)
  11. 11 Perdono (4:01)
  12. 12 Odecha (5:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yasmin Levy Primary Artist
Natacha Atlas Vocals, Guest Appearance
Álvaro Garrido Percussion
Mumin Sesler Oud, Qanoun
Avshalom Caspi Piano
Miles Danso Double Bass
Amir Shahsar Clarinet, Vocals, Zurna, Ney Flute, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Jerry Boys Producer, Engineer
Lucy Duran Arranger, Producer
Tom Leader Mastering
Álvaro Garrido Arranger
Traditional Composer
Ishay Amir Arranger, Executive Producer
Avshalom Caspi Arranger
Miles Danso Arranger
Yasmin Levy Arranger, Composer
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