This is music that has drive and lays out well. The line interplay between horns and strings is something to hear. Altogether this is a different sort of music, clearly in the jazz camp but pan-ethnic too and sometimes startling in its juxtapositions.
It makes excellent use of strings and horns in a modern new jazz context. I would say it presents some of the most interesting combinations I've heard so far this decade!
It's a hearing-is-believing sort of album. A blow-by-blow description of the eight pieces here would bog down so I refrain.
I heartily recommend you hear this one!