Hofbauer is a student of deconstructed Americana, and this extraordinary
duo session makes most of Bill Frisell’s records seem one-dimensional.
--The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings, Ninth Edition
This freewheeling pan-cultural duo helps show that jazz’s family tree has
some pretty deep roots.
--Nathan Turk, Signal to Noise
Tracks like “Dogon Delta Blues” and “Devil at the Salang Pass” are
adventurous and quirky, exploring the boundaries of the guitar’s sonic
possibilities. “Farsighted Friendship”, a John Tchicai composition (Fewell is a
long-time collaborator), is a fitting closing tune, beautiful and
--Karen Hogg, AllAboutJazz-New York
Fewell and Hofbauer are both players acutely aware of the sonic potential
their instrument has to offer, and that awareness is one of the many qualities
that combine to lift the music on The Lady Of Khartoum well above
the run-of-the-mill...the duo's economy lends to the proceedings the kind
of dignity that seems like an increasingly rare quality