Anouar Brahem, John Surman, Dave Holland - Thimar

Posted By: nazgul5
Middle East-meets-West fusions, heralded under a jazz banner.

Anouar Brahem, John Surman, Dave Holland "Thimar" 1998

Ogg Vorbis VBR 192 Kbps | 54:33 | 65 Mb

A strikingly attractive "transcultural" project initiated by Tunisian oud virtuoso Anouar Brahem, who is both an innovator and a traditionalist in the deepest sense (he has been credited with "restoring the sovereignty of the oud" in Tunisian music). There is no glib fusion of traditions on Thimar but rather a coming together of three very distinctive musicians who sacrifice none of their individuality in the search for common ground. Arab classical music and jazz are the reference points here, but Anouar Brahem, John Surman and Dave Holland meet as improvisors not limited by genre definition.

Anouar Brahem oud
John Surman bass clarinet and soprano saxophone
Dave Holland double-bass

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