The Grain Parade

Howe Gelb's peripatetic lifestyle captured on record

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After years spent in one desert or another, Howe Gelb currently resides in his Danish wife’s hometown of Aarhus, when he’s not on the road here and there. Combined with the variegated musical territory, this makes the latest Giant Sand album a decidedly far-flung affair. Among its 15 tracks are references to New York City, songs called “Napoli” and “Classico”, gentle samba shuffles, songs about German hotel rooms, songs sung in French, and even ?extending its geographical range somewhat?a song called “Flying Around The Sun With Remarkable Speed”. The line-up is more international, too, with Peter Dombernowsky on drums, Th


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