Yorkston/Thorne/Khan: Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars review – improbable trio work wonders again

(Domino)

The backstage encounter that led to this fusion of western folk and Indian classicism has paid off handsomely for James Yorkston, Jon Thorne and Suhail Yusuf Khan. They follow their garlanded debut with a similar mix of original and borrowed songs, blending Khan’s alluring cello with gentle acoustic guitar and thrumming bass; an improbable, but mostly seamless fit. All three sing; Khan rapturously, Thorne in plaintive cockney and Yorkston with his usual earthy intimacy. Pastoral moods pervade ballads such as False True Piya, the 15-minute devotional Halleluwah rocks furiously and Yorkston’s The Blues You Sang pays sweet tribute to a fallen friend. Top drawer.

Bales – video

Contributor

Neil Spencer

The GuardianTramp

Related Content

Article image
Yorkston/Thorne/Khan: Everything Sacred review – northern lyricism meets eastern classicism
This fusion of Scottish folk, jazz and Indian devotional sarangi somehow works

Neil Spencer

17, Jan, 2016 @8:00 AM

James Yorkston: I Was a Cat from a Book – review
The Scottish singer-songwriter mines deep emotions in this affecting collection, writes Neil Spencer

Neil Spencer

04, Aug, 2012 @11:05 PM

The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society review – James Yorkston in reflective mood
The Scottish singer-songwriter hits the spot with a little help from with Alexis Taylor and KT Tunstall, writes Phil Mongredien

Phil Mongredien

16, Aug, 2014 @11:07 PM

Article image
Yorkston/Thorne/Khan review – freewheeling cross-cultural fun at Celtic Connections
Jokes and intriguing sonic mashups arise from the teaming of Scots folk musician James Yorkston, Lamb bassist Jon Thorne and Indian sarangist Suhail Yusuf Khan

Malcolm Jack

20, Jan, 2016 @5:38 PM

Article image
James Yorkston: 'I need a badge that says: It's all right, I do have a job'
The Scottish folk singer talks to Tom Lamont about the perils of having a low public profile and the emotional pain behind his latest album

Tom Lamont

11, Aug, 2012 @11:04 PM

Article image
Fence Records: a fond farewell

Last week's Green Man festival featured the final gig by Fife's Fence Records collective. It marked the end of an era, writes Laura Barnett

Laura Barnett

24, Aug, 2013 @11:06 PM

Article image
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: Canzoniere review – Puglian stars pack a punch
(Ponderosa)

Neil Spencer

05, Nov, 2017 @8:00 AM

Article image
Megan Henwood: River review – a worldly, mature work
(Dharma)

Neil Spencer

29, Oct, 2017 @8:00 AM

James Yorkston: Folk Songs | CD review

This is an inspired homage to timeless British song, writes Neil Spencer

Neil Spencer

01, Aug, 2009 @11:01 PM

Article image
Yorkston/Thorne/Khan: Everything Sacred review – bravely original Indian-folk-jazz fusion
Suhail Yusuf Khan, James Yorkston and Jon Thorne on Indian sarang, guitar and double bass are worth checking out

Robin Denselow

14, Jan, 2016 @6:45 PM