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Garry Dial & Terre Roche: Us An’Them

As world music projects go, it’s hard to imagine an initiative more global in scope than this compendium of national anthems, as compiled by jazz pianist Garry Dial and folk singer Terre Roche (of the Roches). Dial and Roche are to be commended for assembling an international multitude of fine collaborators (rather hyperbolically credited as “the greatest musicians in the world”), ranging from vocalists Peter Eldridge, David Massengill (doubling on dulcimer), Sabina Hank and Terre’s familial bandmates, sisters Maggie and Suzzy, to guitarist Romero Lubambo (unfortunately credited as “Lubamba”), flutist Anne Drummond and drummer Richard DeRosa (here demonstrating his skills as orchestrator and conductor).

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