NPME: Mareureu (Pacific Echoes)

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NPME: Mareureu (Pacific Echoes)

There is a growing genre of Pacific-influenced jazz: the Mamaku Project (see tag) has elements of it, and this album by the New Pacific Music Ensemble is another.

With saxophones and electric guitar alongside ukelele and log drums this has all the expansiveness of a jazz group but also the warm exoticism of island life.

Very hard to tear this one out of the stereo on a summery evening.

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