A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey
a vibrant & beguiling album by an artist adept in many musical fields - Following her stint with the Carolina Chocolate Drops & the critical success of her debut solo album, McCalla returns on a new label with her 2nd album.
Named after a book on Haitian music (originally from a Haitian proverb), the album focuses on Creole, Cajun & Haitian music & the centuries of culture & tradition therein. "It's an exhilarating thing, hearing a musical virtuoso explore her voice's unanticipated potential in all of the ways that Leyla McCalla does. She's a formally trained cellist who's loosened her playing from the strictures of classical technique, teasing out its more nimbly rhythmic qualities. She's a cunning interpreter and arranger, equally at ease with English, French and Haitian Creole, given to gracefully flitting around the beat with her feathery timbre and finespun vibrato" - npr.
- Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey
- Les plats sont tous mis sur la table
- Far From Your Web
- Little Sparrow
- . Manman
- . Peze Café
- Bluerunner (Instrumental
- Let it Fall
- Minis Azaka
- Tell Me What You Want (cd only bonus track)
- Jogue au Plombeau (cd only bonus track)