John Sund

Title : The Open Road - a travelogue in four parts
Release Date : October 27, 2011
Format : CD

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This CD ”The Open Road” invites the listener on a sensual and mind-boggling journey through Indian, African, Balkanian and Scandinavian landscabes. The project involves 19 musicians altogether – among other: John Ehde –cello, Lelo Nika – accordion, Moussa Diallo – bass, Zoltan Cörsz – drums, Ayi Solomon – percussion, Dawda Jobarteh – kora, Sissel Vera Pettersen – vocal, saxophones, Sandipan Chatterjee – tabla, morsing, vocal, bansuri.

“Danish guitarist John Sund have with his new CD release THE OPEN ROAD created one of this years best World-Music releases. Surrounded by musicians from Africa, India, the Balkan Islands and Scandinavia he is in his right element in a wide-ranging musical adventure…” – Niels Christensen / Jazzspecial

The album is in 4 parts:

THE OPEN ROAD (Africa) 17:26

1. Earth Dance  3:41
2. Love  1:11
3. Drum Talk  1:50
4. Oasis  7:04
5. Calling Out  1:02
6. Earth Dance reprise/outro  2:38

A NORTHERN SONG (Europe) 9:57

7. A Northern Song  9:57

BALKANO (Balkan lands) 7:41

8. Interlude  1:31
9. Balkano  6:10

SANDY’S JOURNEY (India) 20:02*

10. The Journey Takes Off  3:47
11. Stranded  1:14
12. On the Move  5:10
13. Night, Dream, Vision & Contemplation  2:12
14. Morsing  3:10
15. On the Way Home  4:29

Credits:
All compositions by John Sund – *by John Sund & Simon Andersen
Produced by John Sund & Simon Anderson
Recorded by Simon Andersen at Dusty Goat Studio
Mixed by Louise Nipper and John Sund at Soundscape Studio, Copenhagen
Mastered by Jan Eliasson at Audioplanet
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