Julian Haylock
Classic FM
March 2008

If you fancy giving your ears a good work-out then this should do the trick very nicely. The bracing range of timbres, textures and styles encompassed by this recital is enough to make the head spin—from the mesmerising tribalistic incantations of traditional Senegalese music to Lou Harrison's Concerto for Violin and Percussion, which fuses elements of post-war avant-garde with the rhythmic cool of modern jazz. On paper it may not be exactly traditional hunting ground for Classic FM listeners, yet so captivating and headily virtuosic are these performances by Madeleine Mitchell and Ensemble Bash that one is left positively thirsting for more.