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There’s no doubt about it: It’s a small world — and it’s especially small at Small World project performances, where everyone plays small-scale instruments to produce rare and compelling musics of the world. Sébastien Dufour’s charango and ukulele take centre stage, accompanied by Patrick Graham’s miniature percussion section on the cajonito, kanjira, gattam, carillon and other diminutive devices. Resonating through it all is Frédéric Samson on his double bass — a big, contrasting exception in this small world of music, whose enveloping depths will balance the voices of the other instruments.
Drawing its inspiration from the four corners of the globe, the Small World Project’s music vibrates with Brazilian samba beats, Chilean folklore, flamenco Andalou, Hawaiian Island melodies, and the musical strains of Morocco, Senegal, India — with some good old American bluegrass in the mix. Primarily scored by ensemble leader Sébastien Dufour, this trio’s original music is all about decompartementalizing musical styles by integrating pure “world” elements, classical music and jazz.
The XtractHD process relies mainly on the fact that a computer is not a musical instrument… By getting rid of most computer processes and external hash, Fidelio gets one closer to the real recording session, restoring stereo spread, spatial positioning, preserving hall characteristics and the timbre of each instrument. XtractHD CDs will play on ANY CD Player!
• XtractHD: Zero Tampering, Pure Digital CD
• 24-Bit/96kHz Recording
Sebastien Dufour, ukelele, charango, strumstick, gazou, vocals
Patrick Graham, cajon, cajonito, kanjira, riqq, tambourin, wooden bongos, mini bodhran, udu drum, konnkkol, shruti-box, toys, gazou, vocals
Frederic Samson, acoustic bass, doubloe bass, ukulele, gazou, vocals
1. Chipmunk On Acid-Grass
3. Cuerdas De Plata
6. Bombay 6
7. L'Heure Est Grave
8. Folk Song
11. O.K. (O Kentucky)
12. Reel Du Gazon Bleu
13. It's A Small World
14. Small is Beautiful