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Anouar Brahem 7 Albums {RS.com}

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Anouar Brahem 7 Albums {RS.com}


MP3 VBR (V0) HQ | 7 Cds | RS.com | ECM, Jazz, Ethnic


Anouar Brahem - Le Voyage de Sahar (2006) | 120 Mb
Anouar Brahem - Le Pas Du Chat Noir (2002) | 116 Mb
Anouar Brahem Trio - Astrakan Cafe (2000) | 135 MB
Anouar Brahem - Thimar (1998) | 88 Mb
Anouar Brahem - Khomsa (1995) | 130
Anouar Brahem - Conte de L'incroyable Amour (1992) | 84 Mb
Anouar Brahem - Barzakh (1991) | 140 MB



Oud player Brahem has established his own little niche with the instrument; his music, strongly Arab-inflected, has the spare, chamber feel that makes it a perfect fit in the ECM catalog. He's a contemplative player, and this melding with piano and accordion suits his style perfectly, as notes and ideas draw out marvelously. The interplay between musicians is as delicate as lace – thoughtful, with everyone listening as much as playing. It's a record with many moments of great beauty, like the exquisite piano on \"C'est Ailleurs\" or the filigree touches between accordion and piano that decorate and nudge along many of the tracks. Brahem is a superb, if reserved, musician, as are his colleagues: Francois Couturier on piano and Jean-Louis Matinier on accordion. Together they trace something exquisite, an experience for the eras and the heart.



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Anouar Brahem - Le Voyage de Sahar (2006)
MP3 VBR (V0) HQ | 63:42 | 225 mp3 vbr | 120 Mb
Genre: ECM, Jazz, Ethnic


Tracklist:

Anouar Brahem - Le Voyage de Sahar (2006)

Anouar Brahem oud
François Couturier piano
Jean Louis Matinier accordion

1. Sur le fleuve
2. Le voyage de Sahar
3. L'Aube
4. Vague / E la nave va
5. Les jardins de Ziryab
6. Nuba
7. La chambre
8. Cordoba
9. Halfaouine
10. La chambre var.
11. Zarabanda
12. Eté andalous
13. Vague var.


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Anouar Brahem - Le Pas Du Chat Noir (2002)
MP3 VBR (V0) HQ | 70:36 | 116 Mb| ECM, Jazz, Ethnic



tracklist :
01. Le pas du chat noir
02. De tout ton coeur
03. Leila au pays du carrousel
04. Pique-nique à Nagpur
05. C'est ailleurs
06. Toi qui sais
07. L'arbre qui voit
08. Un point bleu
09. Les ailes du Bourak
10. Rue du départ
11. Leila au pays du carrousel, var.
12. Déjà la nuit

Anouar Brahem oud
François Couturier piano
Jean Louis Matinier accordion


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Anouar Brahem Trio - Astrakan Cafe (2000)
MP3 VBR (V0) HQ | 67:40 | 135 MB | Genre: ECM, Jazz, Ethnic


01. Aube rouge a Grozny
02. Astrakan cafe (1)
03. The Mozdok's train
04. Blue jewels
05. Nihawend Lunga
06. Ashkabad
07. Halfaouine
08. Parfum de gitane
09. Khotan
10. Karakoum
11. Astara
12. Dar es Salam
13. Hijaz pechref
14. Astrakan cafe (2)

Anouar Brahem oud
François Couturier piano
Jean Louis Matinier accordion


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Anouar Brahem - Thimar (1998)
Jazz Fussion | MP3 192 kbps | VBR Joint Stereo | | 88 Mb



Personnel:
Anouar Brahem (oud); John Surman (soprano saxophone, bass clarinet);
Dave Holland (acoustic bass).
Recorded at Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway on March 13-15, 1997.
Includes liner notes by Rabia Al Adawiya.

Category: World, Jazz, Jazz Fussion, Arabic
Label: ECM Records (USA)
Orig Year 1988
Studio/Live: Studio
Mono/Stereo: Stereo
Guest's: Dave Holland; John Surman
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Engineer: Jan Erik Kongshaug
Recording Time: 54 minutes


Song Title

01. Badhra
02. Kashf
03. Houdouth
04. Talwin
05. Waqt
06. Uns
07. Al Hizam Al Dhahbi
08. Qurb
09. Mazad
10. Kernow
11. Hulmu Rabia




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Anouar Brahem - Khomsa (1995)
MP3 VBR (V0) HQ | 76:33 | ~130 MB
ECM, Jazz, Ethnic



Tracklist:
Anouar Brahem - Khomsa (1995)

01. Comme un départ
02. L'infini jour
03. Soufle un vent de sable
04. Regard de mouette
05. Sur l'infini bleu
06. Claquent les voiles
07. Vague
08. E la nave va
09. Aïn ghazel
10. Khomsa
11. Seule
12. Nouvelle vague
13. En robe d'olivier
14. Des rayons et des ombres
15. Un sentier d'alliance
16. Comme une absence

Anouar Brahem oud
Richard Gálliano accordion
François Couturier piano, synthesizer
Jean Marc Larché soprano saxophone
Béchir Selmi violin
Palle Danielsson double-bass
Jon Christensen drums

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Anouar Brahem - Conte de L'incroyable Amour (1992)
ECM 1457
Time: 59:32
MP3 256 kbps | ~84 MB



Tracklist:

Anouar Brahem - Conte de L'incroyable Amour(1992)

01. Etincelles
02. Le Chien sur les genoux de la devineresse
03. L'oiseau de bois
04. Lumiere du silence
05. Conte de L'incoryable amour
06. Peshrev Hidjaz Homayoun
07. Diversion
08. Nayzak
09. Battements
10. En souvenir d'Iram
11. Iram retrouvee
12. Epiloque





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Anouar Brahem - Barzakh (1991)
MP3 VBR (V0) HQ | 56:59 | 140 MB
ECM, Jazz, Ethnic


01. Raf Raf
02. Barzakh
03. Sadir
04. Ronda
05. Hou
06. Sarandib
07. Souga
08. Parfum De Gitane
09. Bou Naoara
10. Kerkenah
11. La Nuit Des Yeux
12. Le Belvédère Assiege
13. Qaf

Anouar Brahem oud
Béchir Selmi violin
Lassad Hosni percussion


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Biography
The role of the Arabic, lute-like, stringed instrument, the oud, has been revolutionalized through the playing of Anouar Brahem. While used in the past to accompany vocalists, the oud is used by Brahem as an imaginative solo instrument. In 1988, Tunisian newspaper, "Tunis-Hebdo", wrote, "If we had to elect the musician of the 80s, we would have, without the least hesitation, chosen Anouar Brahem". The British daily newspaper, "The Guardian", that Brahem was "at the forefront of jazz because he is far beyond it".

Encouraged by his music-loving father, Brahem began studying the oud, at the age of ten, when he enrolled at the National Conservatory of Music. For nearly a decade, he studied with influential oud player Ali Sitri. By the age of fifteen, he was playing well enough to perform regularly with local orchestras. Although he initially focused on Arabic music, Brahem increasingly incorporated elements of jazz. This was enhanced during the six years that he spent in Paris (1981 — 1987), performing at festivals and collaborating with choreographer Maurice Bejart on a production, "A Return To Carthage" that received the prestigous "National Award Of Excellence In Music".

Returning to Tunis in 1987, Brahem performed at the Carthage Festival in the multi-artist production, "Ligua 85". Shortly afterwards, Braham agreed to become director of the Ensemble Musical De In Ville De Tunis. During the two years that he oversaw the ensemble, Brahem divided the group into smaller of various sizes. Among the productions that he directed were "Leilatou Tayu" and "El Hizam El Dhahbi".

In 1990, Brahem resigned to focus on his own career. After touring in the United States and Canada, he met and was signed by Manfred Eicher, producer and founder of German record label, ECM. His debut album, "Barzakh", released in 1991, was recorded with Turkish musicians, Bechir Selmi and Lassad Hosni. In a review of the album, German music magazine, "Stereo", wrote, "(Brahem) is an exceptional musician and improviser". Brahem's second album, "Conte De L'incroyable Amour", released in 1992, was recorded with clarinet player Barbaros Erkose. In 1994, Brahem recorded "Madar", with Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek and Pakistani tabla player Shaukat Hussain. Brahem's fourth album, "Khomas", released in 1995, featured improvised interpretations of his compositions for Tunisian film and theater productions and was recorded with accordion player Richard Galliano and violinist Bechir Selmi. With his fifth effort, "Thimar", released in 1998, Brahem collaborated with soprano saxophone and bass clarinet player Jo n Surman and double bass player Dave Holland. Astrakan Cafe was issued three years later.

Brahem has composed numerous pieces for such films and musical theater productions as "Sabots En Or", "Bezness", "Halfaouine", "Les Silences Du Palais", "Lachou Shakespeare", "Wannas El Kloub", El Amel", "Borj El Hammam" and "Bosten Jamalek". He collaborated with Maurice Bejart on the ballet, "Thalassa Mare Nostrum" and with Gabriel Yared on the Costa Gravas film, "Hanna K".

~ Craig Harris