Alejandro Cardona on “Ancestral Passage”

November 6th, 2009 Uncategorized

Last week I got your CD “Ancestral Passage.” I have been listening to it for days now. Really great music. The “Coyoteway” quartet is incredible. What I really like is that all the native references/material have become like a very natural part of your music, so it’s not like you’re “working with” these elements, it’s more like they are coming through you. Both quartets have this quality in a very transparent and organic way. I really like “The Ancestors” too, which I had heard a few years ago. But my favorite is still “Snake Dance” — such a great piece. There is something so intuitive and powerful about it.
Alejandro Cardona