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Pierre Bensusan

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Pierre's UK tour is previewed on the Misfit City blog

Pierre's upcoming UK & Ireland tour was featured on the Misfit City blog...

Pierre’s music is an example of how you can revitalise and justify the term « World Music »… Neither jazz nor folk nor Spanish classical, neither rai nor chaabi, nor flamenco (old or new), it nonetheless contains all of these – a translucent, fully-realised and seamless chamber-acoustic melange, played softly and without affectation.

Bensusan doesn’t play with that hand-spinning percussive flash that’s in vogue with many acoustic fingerstyle guitarists. He doesn’t need to. Instead he offers a deep, communicatory and involved playing style with a depth and complexity all of its own, drawing from his own French-Algerian-Sephardic background and broad listening, interweaving a host of simultaneous techniques from traditional to jazz to neo-acoustic, and spinning out polyphonic melodies as sun-warmed and vivid as a Mediterranean afternoon. He is a pleasure to hear...

Dann Chinn, Misfit City Music Blog (London UK)

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