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Albums by Anouar Brahem

Conte de l'incroyable amour
Le Voyage de Sahar (24Bit)
The Astounding Eyes of Rita (24Bit)
1
The Lover of Beirut The Lover of Beirut 7:36    
Album only
Track length:7:36
Artist: Anouar Brahem
Performer: Anouar Brahem
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Anouar Brahem
ISRC: DEB330807551
2
Dance With Waves Dance With Waves 3:58    
Album only
Track length:3:58
Artist: Anouar Brahem
Performer: Anouar Brahem
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Anouar Brahem
ISRC: DEB330807552
3
Stopover At Djibouti Stopover At Djibouti 6:33    
Album only
Track length:6:33
Artist: Anouar Brahem
Performer: Anouar Brahem
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Anouar Brahem
ISRC: DEB330807553
4
The Astounding Eyes of Rita The Astounding Eyes of Rita 8:42    
Album only
Track length:8:42
Artist: Anouar Brahem
Performer: Anouar Brahem
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Anouar Brahem
ISRC: DEB330807554
5
Al Birwa Al Birwa 4:49    
Album only
Track length:4:49
Artist: Anouar Brahem
Performer: Anouar Brahem
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Anouar Brahem
ISRC: DEB330807555
6
Galilee mon amour Galilee mon amour 7:16    
Album only
Track length:7:16
Artist: Anouar Brahem
Performer: Anouar Brahem
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Anouar Brahem
ISRC: DEB330807556
7
Waking State Waking State 7:47    
Album only
Track length:7:47
Artist: Anouar Brahem
Performer: Anouar Brahem
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Anouar Brahem
ISRC: DEB330807557
8
For No Apparent Reason For No Apparent Reason 6:35    
Album only
Track length:6:35
Artist: Anouar Brahem
Performer: Anouar Brahem
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Anouar Brahem
ISRC: DEB330807558

Anouar Brahem - oud
Klaus Gesing - bass clarinet
Björn Meyer - bass
Khaled Yassine - darbouka, bendir

Recorded October 2008

Delightful new project, assembled by Tunisian oud master Brahem with producer Manfred Eicher. Combination of bass clarinet with oud suggests a link to Anouar’s “Thimar” trio, but this East/West line-up often feels closer to the more traditionally-inclined sounds of “Barzakh” or “Conte de l’Incroyable Amour”. Klaus Gesing, from Norma Winstone’s Trio, and Björn Meyer, from Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin, are both players with an affinity for musical sources beyond jazz, and they interact persuasively inside Brahem’s music. A dance of dark, warm sounds, urged onward by the darbouka and frame drum of Lebanaese percussionist Khaled Yassine. The album is dedicated to the memory of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish.

About Anouar Brahem:

“The Astounding Eyes of Rita” introduces a new Brahem group, in a sinuous dance of dark sounds (oud, bass clarinet, bass guitar and hand drums), strong melodies, earthy textures... Where Anouar’s last two recordings – “Le voyage de Sahar” (2005) and “Le pas de chat noir” (2001) found him at the centre of a trio orientated towards chamber music, with “Rita” there is a sense of coming full circle. This, too, is a modern record but it also carries a sense of traditions - including Brahem’s own, and reveals affinities with such early discs as “Barzakh” and “Conte de l’incroyable amour”. There has long been a balance between Western and Eastern components in Brahem’s work. “I need both elements”, he says, but ratios change with each project.

Born in Halfaouine, Tunisia in 1957, Brahem is regarded as his country’s most innovative oud player. As a former pupil of oud master Ali Sriti, he is thoroughly steeped in the secrets and subtleties of Arab classical music....