Dewa Budjana - Poscards From Bali,
Dewa started his solo career in the late Nineties, having already been at the forefront of the music scene in his native Indonesia for some twenty years by that point, but it was only when New York’s Moonjune Records started working with him more than ten years later that he started to make an impression on the worldwide jazz and fusion scene. Dewa is an incredibly fluid guitarist, often likened to the mighty John McLaughlin, but he mixes jazz and fusion with the sounds of Indonesia to create music that is quite different from anyone else around. “The Little Master” has an innate sense of knowing what is musically right, and his arrangements are both complex and yet simple to understand and he brings together top musicians of all styles to help him to achieve his goals.
This release is unlike his others in that it is a compilation of music taken from albums as far back as 2003, is only available as a download, and best of all is totally free! This has been released to hopefully spread the word a little wider beyond the critics and reviewers, and help those who enjoy the very best fusion to discover some of the best that the genre offers, at no cost whatsoever. Of course, once you have downloaded and enjoyed this then the only thing to work out next is which of his albums to explore next. Given that I firmly believe that every one I have heard is a masterpiece I don’t have anything to offer on that score. All lovers of music that breaks boundaries, yet is both compelling and interesting on first hearing, just must give this a try. Did I say that it is free, available at absolutely no charge whatsoever?