Ethno Jazz/World Jazz/Modern Jazz
premiera polska: 1998-07-02
opakowanie: digipackowe etui
Lebanese oud player Abou-Kahlil moves ahead into the field of contemporary composition. YARA was conceived as the sound track to a feature film of the same name (a Turkish / German production directed by Yilmaz Arslan which will come to the movies in spring 1999). Besides Abou-Khalil on oud (more featured as a soloist than on his previous productions) two excellent French stringplayers, Dominique Pifarely on violin and Vincent Courtois on cello, and Rabih's rhythmic mainstay, Syrian percussionist Nabil Khaiat interpret the intriguing compositions. The film YARA was premiered at the Venice Film festival in September to standing ovation and the sound track is a strong, integral part of it. Rabih Abou-Khalil continues on his way to find his own place drawing on the Arabic musical tradition, jazz improvisation and European classical techniques which puts him into a class of his own. Abou-Khalil will present the music of YARA and other compositions on an extended concert tour in January / February 1999. YARA was masterfully recorded and co-produced by Walter Quintus at the CMP Studio in Zerkall, Germany.
Rabih Abou-Khalil: oud; Dominique Pifarely: violin; Vincent Courtois: cello; Nabil Khaiat: percussion
1. Requiem (6:48) 2. Imminent Journey (1:17) 3. A Gracious Man 4:55) 4. On A Bus (4:16) 5. Grateful Parting (7:09) 6. The Passage Of Life (4:05) 7. Through The Window (5:43) 8. Lithe Dream (5:38) 9. Puppet Master (3:42) 10. Bint El Bahr (6:47) 11. The End Of Faith (2:16) 12. The Knowledge Of A Child (2:19)
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