Parisa II

Parisa: Live in Concert, USA Tour
Tale of Love: II. Nava
Parisa / Hossein Omoumi
Kereshmeh "Quarter Tone" QTCD-1006


    Dastgah Nava
  1. Daramad Nava
  2. Pishdaramad
  3. Her Beauty - Zarbi & Avaz
  4. Praise
  5. Nayshaburak
  6. Beloved - Takhte Taqdis, Nahoft
  7. Oshaq & Eraq
  8. Yearning - Zarbi Eraq & Avaz
  9. Wine and the Tavern - Nastari
  10. My Soul

Performers: Parisa (voice), Hossein Omoumi (ney, voice, composition), Pejman Hadadi (tombak), Saam (daf)

Playing time: 57'26"

Recording date: May 1998 (Vancouver; live concert)

Poetry of Sa'adi and Hafez, arranged and composed by Hossein Omoumi.

This series is somewhat "over-prettified" by Omoumi's micromanagement instincts, especially considering the live nature of the recordings. However, there is a wealth of good material here, from interesting instrumental passagework to fine singing.

Notable is Omoumi's use of tuned percussion, which seems like a definite improvement.

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T. M. McComb