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Anouar Brahem, Django Bates, Dave Holland & Jack DeJohnette

Blue Maqams



Released: 13th Oct 2017



Released: 27th Oct 2017

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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.


Blue Maqams


  1. Opening Day
  2. La Nuit
  3. Blue Maqams
  4. Bahia
  5. La Passante
  6. Bom Dia Rio
  7. Persepolis’s Mirage
  8. The Recovered Road to Al-Sham
  9. Unexpected Outcome