Blue Maqams

Anouar Brahem

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Jazz, World Music
October 13, 2017

Format: Compact Disc



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Released on the occasion of Anouar Brahem's 60th birthday, Blue Maqams offers many reasons to celebrate. Recorded in New York's Avatar Studios in May 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher, it brings the Tunisian oud master together with three brilliant improvisers, Django Bates, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette.

The "Maqams" of the title refers to the Arabic modal music system, rendered kind of blue by the jazz players. 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, a highlight of ECM's autumn season, is released on CD and on 180g vinyl (with a free download).

Personnel: Anouar Brahem (oud), Dave Holland (double bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums), Django Bates (piano)

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Key Value
Catalogue number 5767265
Barcode 0602557672657
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 120g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 143mm x 11mm x 128mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
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 -