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Bassist, composer and band leader Dave Sharp and his new WORLDS QUARTET returns to the Lansing scene to present their blend of Arabic, Eastern European and world music influenced original compositions. Recognized in the Jazz Times Critic’s Poll, the Dave Sharp WORLDS QUARTET masterfully blends rhythms, sounds, and textures from across the globe.
This evening of "World Jazz" music will feature Dave Sharp on Electric Bass, Quatar and Synthesizer, Igor Houwat on Oud, Henrik Karapetyan on violin, with special guest Elden Kelly on guitar and glissentar. The WORLDS QUARTET will feature compositions from their new CD release DELTA on Vortex World Music Recordings, including Desert Sky, Hicaz Mandira and Mishra Shiva Ranjani.
“…a whirr of gorgeous melodic invention and delicate, intricate musicianship. Beautiful.”– Brett Callwood
“Sharp's bass work balances everything like a needle threading exotic fabrics.”– Mark Tucker
“…healing music reminiscent of ancient wisdom expressed for the listener in the language of now.” - Linda Yohn WEMU 89.1 FM