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Jonny Nash & Ana Stamp: There Up, Behind The Moon (digital, Melody As Truth, December 2021)

This opens with a delicate melody played by Jonny Nash on piano and a plucky-sounding thing which turns out to be Dani Luca on cimbalom, and is soon joined by Ana Stamp singing a Romanian folk-song in a simple, intimate tone. And that, basically, is the album. Isn’t that enough for you, you monsters? Well, later on there’s a double bass; and on just one track, Nash includes an electronic ambient wash. It is all full of longing and rather achingly beautiful, and adding anything more could only detract from its delightful delicacy. Just wonderful.

I bought this from Boomkat. They call it Jazz / Fusion and Folk / Roots, which seems at least 50% surprising to me.

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