Masters of Persian Music - Zarbi Naghmeh
My dear friend LoLo gifted me this gem of an album plus five years ago and I continue to listen to it at least once or twice a year. Mohammed Reza Shajarian, perhaps one of Iran’s most recognizable voices, has one of best voices you’ll ever hear. He and his Masters of Persian Music ensemble have been twice nominated for a Grammy for both their albums. The combination of Shajarian’s perfect pitch and vocal improvisation, Kayhan Kalhor’s spike fiddle and Hossein Alizadeh’s lute steal my heart away, every time.