|Basel Zayed / Ayn Trio|
|Album:||Ayn Trio||Collection:||Out for Review|
|Add Date:||2019-02-07||Pull Date:||2019-04-11||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||7 Apr||31 Mar||24 Mar||10 Mar||3 Mar||17 Feb||10 Feb|
|1.||Apr 06, 2019:||Audio Ambrosia |
|4.||Mar 28, 2019:||Cafe Nakhil |
|2.||Apr 06, 2019:||Music Casserole |
I've Known Love
|5.||Mar 23, 2019:||the Acupuncture Hour |
I've Known Love
|3.||Mar 28, 2019:||audio ambrosia |
|6.||Mar 21, 2019:||Hanging in the Bone Yard |
I See In The Heavens
Album: Ayn Trio (2018)|
Artist: Basel Zayed
Reviewed by Ramzi S.
Composer Basel Zayed creates a modern interpretation of Mediterranean music, fused with elements from Western classical, jazz and contemporary music. The trio on this CD consists of Basel Zayed (vocals, oud & Buzuq), Naseem Al- Altrash (cello) and Layth Sidiq (violin).
Recommended Tracks (#8 for instrumental; #7 with vocals)
1. Violence (4:10) (oud, buzuq, vocals) is a jagged weave of melody and history, setting the stage for a human drama.
2. Samaa’I Nahawand (7:37) resolves the tensions established in “Violence,” linking one dreamlike flow to another.
3. I see in the Heavens (3:55) Based on poem by Amer Badran. Zayed’s arrangement places a stethoscope over Badran’s symbolic heartbeat and reveals the truth of its song.
4. City (4:36) shifts our point of view from rural to urban, yet without losing the innocence so brilliantly set by the album’s beginnings.
5. Checkpoint (4:03) moves with a buoyant caution than can be taken either as a literal or figurative border crossing.
6. Waiting (6:14) feels like a continuation of the story.
7. I’ve known love (7:30) echoes the sentiments of Sufi poets Raabi’a Al-’Adawiyya and Al-Hallaaj
8. Of Great Importance (4:17) draws a line from without to within from a seemingly bottomless inkwell.
9. Farah (3:14) By using the Maqam Hijaz scale normally associated with sadness, Zayed shows that joy is a very subjective matter.
|3.||I See In The Heavens||7.||I've Known Love|
|4.||City||8.||Of Great Importance|