GHASEM BATAMUNTU / “Ghasem Batamuntu Mixtape”

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3 Responses to “GHASEM BATAMUNTU / “Ghasem Batamuntu Mixtape””

Tahoe Records Says:
July 12th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Your thoughtful and appreciative review is most welcome, and Ghasem very much deserves the supporting buzz.

You mentioned that “Unless he has a huge stash of money, some secret endowment or hefty trust fund, what Ghasem Batamuntu has done is organized people to work together out of love for the music and a commitment to progressive sounds”.

Well, he has no such endowment or hefty trust fund, but — in addition to the love for the music — he does have the support of Tahoe Records.

As the producer of this recording, I can tell you that it *was*/*is* a labor of love. I would encourage one and all to get the full CD and check out the complete project, noteworthy as it is (and as you aptly describe) for both the totality of the vision as well as the contributions from a stellar cast of musicians.

The CD is available at

Please order it there and enjoy the full spectrum of this remarkable project !


Jefferson Braswell
Tahoe Records

ghasem batamuntu Says:
July 13th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

hey now…much respect and appreciation for the insighfull and warm hearted review of my project “a gift from trane” availible from/thru tahoe records. you touched on all the important points concerning intent and personal contributions from some of the very talented artist involved in the recordings…more works to surface soon come…indeed it is a challanging labor of love but a necessiary one given todays business climate where so much meaningfull music is overlooked and missed for reasons of profit first…anyway thanks for your effort….very much appreciated…other works from me floating around the digital vortex can be accessed via,…thanks for your support…hope this project and others will finally reach the waiting ears of those in search of the real music of these times….best….gba

k. tutashinda Says:
July 14th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I am honored to have a small part in bringing Kalamu and Ghasem together in appreciation. I have listened and appreciated Ghasem’s music and ideas, and I stress both, for many years. He is a master storyteller, visionary and artist. Kalamu’s perceptive review is indicative of his continued sensitivity, insight and politically astute mind. I am honored to know both. K. Tutashinda

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