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Brahem, Anouar / Astounding Eyes Of Rita, The
Album:Astounding Eyes Of Rita, The Collection:World
Artist:Brahem, Anouar Added:Dec 2009
Label:Ecm Records (Jazz) 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-12-13 Pull Date:2010-02-14 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Feb 14Jan 24Jan 17Jan 3Dec 20

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 06, 2013:Mediterraneans
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2.Apr 18, 2013:Mediterraneans
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5.May 29, 2012:Mediterraneans
The Astounding Eyes Of Rita
3.Mar 06, 2013:Mediterraneans
The Astounding Eyes Of Rita
6.Jan 05, 2012:Mediterraneans
The Astounding Eyes Of Rita

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-12-08 
World jazz from Tunisian oud player Brahem joined by Klaus Gesing (bass clarinet), Bjorn Meyer (bass), and Khaled Yassine (darbouka, bendir). There is a thread of darkness running through this and the compositions are almost classical in their use of silence and spareness. The playing is superb.

1. Slow, haunting, atmospheric. A middle eastern daydream. 7:46
2. Relaxed and flowing with gentle, overlapping layers. 3:59
*3. Midtempo w/sweet oud & quiet wordless vocals. Picks up. 6:36
*4. Slow strings leads into a fluid, midtempo journey. 8:44
*5. Slow and nostalgic then passionate and fiery. 4:54
*6. Warm and relaxed flows lazily onward. 7:19
7. Slow and reflective. Some wonderful strings. 7:50
8. Quiet and slow w/a restrained sense of energy. 6:35

Track Listing
1.The Lover Of Beirut 5.At Birwa
2.Dance With Waves 6.Galilee Mon Amour
3.Stopover At Djibouti 7.Waking State
4.The Astounding Eyes Of Rita 8.For No Apparent Reason