Greg Hatza and Enyaet Hossain, Talking Hands Review
Talking Hands is an album performed by a duet of Greg Hatza (keyboard) and Enayet Hossain (tabla). Together they build a musical world of jazz meets world fusion. This East meets West duet goes beyond cultural differences and musical styles to bring us nine unique tracks that display their years of experience and chemistry with each other.
The duet’s ability to create a groove with depth and variations is fully displayed in “Talking Hands” and “Sultan’s Dream.” Both musicians are masters of dynamics and create layered parts that are interesting in building excitement and textures.
Building mysterious soundscapes augment the grooves with exotic qualities in “Dark Matter” and “Dialogue.” Hatza’s use of various keyboard sounds and layers add to the colors of the album and Hossain’s tabla playing provides rhythmic structures that are fascinating and rich in sonics.
“Midnight Mood” and “Deep Love” build to stirring heights as the two converse to create a flowing musical statement of East meets West.
Overall, Talking Hands is a creative world music project by two talented artists with a dynamic understanding of texture, space, groove, and excitement. That’s the short of it!
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September 20, 2022