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Boomkat Product Review:
A collaborative song cycle spearheaded by the great Robert Wyatt, saxophonist/composer Gilad Atzmon and violinist/composer Ros Stephen, For The Ghosts Within is an album that draws on jazz standards, original compositions and even revisits the Wyatt classic 'Maryan' from his 1997 album, Schleep (resulting in one of the finest pieces here). With backing from the Sigamos String Quartet the trio take on classic works by Thelonious Monk ('Round Midnight') and Duke Ellington ('In A Sentimental Mood') and tackle covers of Chic's 'At Last I Am Free' and, perhaps most memorably, Louis Armstrong's 'What A Wonderful World', which closes the album in fine teary-eyed fashion. Aside from these interpretations (all of them beautifully arranged) the album serves up great new pieces like 'Lullaby For Irena' and 'The Ghosts Within', only really leaving you scratching your head during the bizarre 'Where Are They Now?', which switches from reedy, 1920s flapper girl dance music, to strange, sample-driven rap in the blink of an eye. This sort of unexpected detour probably comes with the territory, and certainly taken as a whole For The Ghosts Within is a rich and beautifully made album that's a worthy addition to Wyatt's storied discography.