Next Village - Kaila Flexer
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  1. Preconceived Notions
  2. Extrapolate Backwards
  3. Squirrel Sits In
  4. Shepherd's Dream
  5. Feijoada
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  1. Preconceived Notions
  2. Extrapolate Backwards
  3. Squirrel Sits In
  4. Shepherd's Dream
  5. Feijoada
  6. Eastern European Medley
  7. André de Sapato Novo
  8. Mrs. Van Loon's Afternoon Tea
  9. January 27
  10. Grab the Gutter
  11. Trapeze Secrets
  12. Mazel Tov
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Kaila Flexer is obviously a scholar of traditional music as well as a gifted composer, and on this album she displays both skills. Though Another Village has obvious Eastern European, klezmer, and French folk influences, the spirit on much of the playing is reminiscent of Argentine tango bands. Flexer gives her band plenty of room to shine on both traditional pieces and original compositions, the latter so well-grounded in roots music that it is hard to tell which is which. "Squirrel Sits In" sounds like a lost Stephane ...

Next Village 1999, Compass

UPC: 766397425924

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