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Randy Sabien and Brian Torff: Segue

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Randy Sabien and Brian Torff: Segue

Brian Torff on Bass
Randy Sabien on Violin
Guest Guitarists

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
December 15, 2003

This is a compilation of unique Gypsy and fused Jazz pieces, mostly composed and arranged by Torff and Sabien, with assistance from guest musicians. There is a strong and inherent influence of Stephane Grappelli within this selection.

Notable tracks:

#2 Manhattan Hoedown Composed by Brian Torff. This piece sounds like a real Fiddlefest, with sensational Hot Club of France infusions, especially from Sabien's violin.

# 4 Gypsy Melody This piece reminds me of the Broadway show, Fiddler on the Roof. It sounds like a country wedding, vibrant and vivacious.

#6 Star of India Sabien's violin mimics an Indian sitar, with exotic intonations. This is sensational music with ethnic infusions.

# 9 Sound of Fish Dreaming This lullaby, composed by Sabien, has a sweet, soulful melody for the violin. This piece could be vocalized or even danced to, perhaps a Tango.

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