Although in France he's got almost a whole career behind him, we had actually never heard of Thierry 'Titi' Robin, multi-instrumentalist and world traveler. Robin is best known as a gifted oud player and, especially at the beginning of his music career, was inspired by the Gypsy traditions from the South of France. For 'Les Rives/River Banks' he travelled halfway around the world; the three discs in this box were recorded in India, Turkey and Morocco and the result is a delightful aural journey allowing one to dream away for hours, almost as if Titi let himself drift along on a non-existent river flowing from Asia over Europe to Africa. Wonderful album and highly recommended listening!