Kane Mathis is reviewed by Jazzweekly with “Geminus”

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Kane Mathis


Kane Mathis: Geminus

Exotic yet swinging sound from the Middle East and West Africa are  produced by Kane Mathis, who plays both oud and kora in a evocative trio setting with percussionist John Hadfield and bassist Sam Minaie. On the kora, there are pretty post bop pulsations on “Rout Des Jardins” and harp-like canters supported by the flexible Hadfield on “ Kaira” while some snappy hand work by Hadfield gives a rapid flow to “Gemini” and the team goes on a rich caravan on “Nikriz Sirto”.

On oud, Mathis gives an exotic trip to a starry night in the desert on “Kurdi Oud Taksim” while you feel like you’re on an excursion in the Sahara on “Muhayyer Kurdi Semai”. A three part “Etude” is an opus that takes you from reflective meditations to a festive fire of a dance, as well as on “August” with the heat burning like a hot summer in Cairo. Rich journeys worth travelling.


Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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