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Various Artists: The Gypsy Road

Gypsy music is gaining momentum in music outlets of late, thanks to such recent releases as the Taraf de Haidouks album recently put out by Nonesuch. In other domestically available gypsy recording news, The Gypsy Road (Alulu 1013; 65:41) is a fine place to start appreciating this nomadic and important musical lifeblood. The culture of the Gypsy world-or “Roma,” a less pejorative term the people often espouse-is an inherently itinerant one, making compilations like this one a worldly musical tour.

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