Various: The Rough Guide To World Jazz

You could argue – and many have – that jazz has always been a world music. This particular compilation sits well enough in a post-Joachim Ernst Berendt frame of "jazz meets the world" but with a much more seamless integration of material than sometimes marked the projects of the late German producer. Largely modal, the music is attractively programmed, embracing freshly configured classical as well as folk, Nordic as well as Arabic, Eastern as well as Western ele
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