Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
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I love this album
S. Hawkins | New York, NY | 11/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't find much else to say. The song features Hugh at his best (in my opinion), before he got a little TOO into the world vibe and also before he got into synthesizers. Here, his vibrant powerful trumpet voice is at its best, and his arrangements perfectly bridge the gap between American jazz and South African township jive.Of particular note is the gorgeous ballad Ntjilo-Ntjilo, which I am having difficulty describing without expletives (so just take my word for it).Two quibbles with the CD however. One is that the names of the other performers are lost - as Hugh had left for the United States by this album it's hard to assume anyone (except maybe Jonas Gwangwa who is credited with arranging a track).The second is the occasionally atrocious sound quality. Fortunately, the dips in the sound are rare...but when they occur they really hurt the otherwise glorious music.Ultimately though, the sound problems disappear as far as listening is concerned. This is amazing music; check it out."