The music of my tar teacher Hamid Motebassem and his Dastan Ensemble has been my introduction to the amazing world of Iranian traditional music. They are without a doubt some of the greatest Iranian musicians and composers. Recently he mailed me to tell me of the new CD his group is bringing out. I could not find any article on the internet about this CD, but here's a picture of the album cover:
What is surprising is the line-up of musicians. Apart from the guest singer Salar Aghili they've added the following musicians to the mix:
Siddharth Kishna - Sitar
Reza Abaee - Qeizhak
Pouya Saraee - Santour
It's quite uncommon for guest musicians to appear on a Dastan album, I can't wait to hear the endresult.
If you are curious about the Dastan ensemble, have a listen to their songs on their myspace site: