33 Records 2004
jarmila xymena gorna: voice, piano, organ, keyboards,tambourine, qarqabou
davide mantovani: double bass
jim rattigan: french horn
shanti paul jayasinha: trumpet, flugelhorn
ben matthews: drums
yazid fentazi: oud, bodhran, shaker
neil black: violin
1. a seal upon my heart
2. until we find it!
3. which way?
6. from there to here
7. my hope
8. approaching your insanity
9. dark spell
10. the swallow’s flight dream
12. a seal upon thy heart
Jarmila Xymena Gorna's [Yarmeela Kseemena Goorna] 'Hashgachah' is a classic
album of the new century. A bravura combination of musical brilliance and
soulful expression, it heralds the arrival of a unique singing, composing and piano-
Taking advantage of her four-octave range, the multi-layered and improvised
voice is accompanied by her fluid piano playing and subtle arrangements for double-
bass, brass, percussion, oud and violin.
Born into a musical family in Lodz, Poland, London-based Gorna brings a wealth of
musical experience to her work. She combines a thorough classical piano training
with deep research into European folk traditions, and a love of jazz, which she
studied at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.
The result is a music that is sophisticated and audacious, wordless songs that
express more emotion than lyrics can describe, delivered in a personal voice that
takes the listener on a musical journey full of passion, soul searching and