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Anouar Brahem

Blue Maqams (vinyl)

  • Type LP 12inch
  • Label ECM
  • UPC 0602557895421
  • Catalog number ECMLP 5789542
  • Release date 13 October 2017
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About the album

Released on the occasion of Anouar Brahem’s 60th birthday, Blue Maqams offers many reasons to celebrate. Recorded in New York’s Avatar Studios in May 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher, it brings the Tunisian oud master together with three brilliant improvisers: the “Maqams” of the title refers to the Arabic modal music system, rendered kind of blue by the jazz players. For Anouar Brahem and Dave Holland the album marks a reunion: they first collaborated 20 years ago on the very widely-acclaimed Thimar album. Brahem meets Jack DeJohnette for the first time here, but Holland and DeJohnette have been frequent musical partners over the last half-century beginning with ground-breaking work with Miles Davis – their collaborations are legendary. British pianist Django Bates also rises superbly to the challenge of Brahem’s compositions. And Anouar in turn is inspired to some of his most outgoing playing. Blue Maqams is a highlight of ECM’s autumn season. Live appearances by the quartet will follow in 2018. 

  • 1
    1
    Opening Day
     
    07:01
  • 1
    2
    La Nuit
     
    10:28
  • 1
    3
    Blue Maqams
     
    08:41
  • 1
    4
    Bahia
     
    08:45
  • 1
    5
    La Passanta
     
    04:05
  • 2
    1
    Bom Dia Rio
     
    09:23
  • 2
    2
    Persepolis's Mirage
     
    08:06
  • 2
    3
    The Recovered Road to Al-Sham
     
    09:26
  • 2
    4
    Unexpected Outcome
     
    10:59

Anouar Brahems Souvenance geeft hoop en troost

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image Op 13 januari a.s. komt een nieuw en uitzonderlijk album uit van oud-speler; Anouar Brahem Souvenance. De actualiteiten slaan de laatste dagen in als een bom en hoe mooi is het dan dat muziek kan verbinden, dat muziek een 'taal' is die iedereen begrijpt, welke achtergrond of geloofsovertuiging hij of zij ook heeft!  Alweer zes jaar geleden kwam Anouar Brahems laatste album uit, The Astounding Eyes of Rita. Hij had een ...

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