Burk - Spring Record Shorts (review) / by Leni Stern by Greg Burk and friends

Leni Stern, "3" (LSR). Recorded as if it's right inside your skull, guitarist-singer Leni Stern's long-marinated African trio with bassist Mamadou Ba and hand drummer Alioune Faye brings out the intensity of focused quiet. The rhythms scrub your heart, but please attend the melodic/harmonic element, especially on "Calabas," whose ingenious chromatic progression inspires brilliant solos by Leni and husband Mike Stern -- hers delicately twisted, his hilariously crazed.