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Brahem, Anouar / Blue Maquams
Album:Blue Maquams Collection:World
Artist:Brahem, Anouar Added:10/2017
Label:Ecm Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-11-12 Pull Date:2018-01-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:19 Nov

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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-11-07 
Reviewed: 2017-11-07
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: gorgeous interplay of middle east meets west. Brahem plays oud with two old jazz masters on the rhythm section and fusion multi-instrumentalist Bates on piano. Traditional music from Arab culture fuses with traditional jazz elements with occasional solos and duets highlighting subtle intelligent conversations between oud & piano
If You Like: Collin Walcott, Egberto Gismonti, Dhafer Youssef
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Opening Day (7:01) - oud starts, slow and quiet> slow tempo jam swings to midtempo> quick fade
*2/ La Nuit (10:29) - oud starts> slow tempo jam swings to midtempo> piano/oud duet swings to uptempo jam> fade
3/ Blue Maqams (8:42) - drums start> slow tempo jam> oud solo> piano solo> quick stop
*4/ Bahia (8:46) - oud starts> slow tempo jam swings to midtempo> bass solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
5/ La Passante (4:06) - piano starts> slow tempo jam> fade
*6/ Bom Dia Rio (9:24) - oud starts> slow tempo jam with Arabic singing swings to uptempo jam> piano solo> Jam> bass solo> oud solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
*7/ Persepolis's Mirage (8:07) - oud starts> slow tempooff-kilter jam> piano solo with heavy notes> oud solo> piano solo with light notes swings into uptempo & swinging jam> slows at end to stop
8/ The Recovered Road To Al-Sham (9:27) - piano starts> slow tempo jam> piano solo> fade
*9/ bass/oud starts. uptempo jam with Arabic singing> piano solo> oud solo> uptempo jam> fade

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