Anouar Brahem, Django Bates, Dave Holland & Jack DeJohnette
brahem’s compositions are rooted in the Arabic modal music system, rendered “kind of blue” by these superbly expressive jazz musicians – it makes for a calmly spiritual and intriguing listen that will appeal to fans of max richter, Philip glass and sirom.
For Anouar Brahem and renowned bassist 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.
- Opening Day
- La Nuit
- Blue Maqams
- La Passante
- Bom Dia Rio
- Persepolis’s Mirage
- The Recovered Road to Al-Sham
- Unexpected Outcome