Christy Doran and Boris Salchak - Shaman
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SHAMAN (BW2112)

Christy Doran met Boris Salchak in 1994 in Boswil, Switzerland. Christy, together with the Swiss Percussionist, Mani Neumeier, was leading a workshop in jazz improvisation in which Boris took part. Coming as he does from the southern Siberian republic of Tuva, it is still not clear how Boris got notice of this workshop, but his presence proved to be providential.

Using part of his own compositions, played on guitar, Christy started the workshop by asking each participant to demonstrate his or her improvisational ability. When it came to Boris' turn, he produced an astonishing sound. No one who was there, Christy included, had ever experienced overtone throatsinging of this kind before in a jazz context.
The four-day workshop culminated with a concert, the highlight of which was a performance by Christy, Mani Neumeier and Boris, dressed in full shamanic regalia.
Christy and Boris performed as a duo in 1996, playing concerts around Switzerland and Germany, and Christy passed on a DAT recording of one of these gigs to his old friend, Robert Trunz of M.E.L.T.2000. When he heard it, Robert suggested Airto Moreira might join the two as a guest, because he believed that Boris and Airto would share an empathy through their shamanic backgrounds, enabling both to get closer to the soul of the music.
This music is based on traditional Tuvan songs and songs composed by Boris Salchak, or by Boris and Christy Doran, and was recorded at Livingstone Studios with Engineer, Chris Lewis. A great part of the music is improvised, with Christy playing electric guitar, Boris throatsinging and playing traditional Tuvan instruments, and Airto Moreira contributing his inimatable array of percussive effects.click here to read review 

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1.
KADACHYRNY VRY
2. CHYRAA KHOR
3. UGBAM KAIYL
4. SHAMAN'S SONG
5. CHYLGYCHYNG YRY
6. TORUKTUG OLOGAI TANGDYM
7. MEZHEGEI

Special Guest Airto Moreira
Executive Producer : Robert Trunz,
Mixed at Brownhill and Mastered at Heathside by Chris Lewis www.lewisaudio.com