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We’ve known about Jami’s incredible artistry for a long time now, through her musical associations with Charlie Murphy, Rumors of the Big Wave, and most recently with Ferron. Her 1995 debut solo album of electric cello music is peerless; however, if there is music in the next realm (which I’m sure there is), some of it must sound like this. She describes Lush Mechanique as the meeting of two different worlds—of one giving birth to the other—of them living side by side. The accompanying percussion, along with occasional layers of voice, creates a tribal, insistent, intense, emotional/spiritual, evocative atmosphere, with her exquisite classically-influenced cello tones at the center. What depth and breadth; highly recommended!