Jon Balke - Siwan: Nahnou Houm
Jazz, World | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 47:28 min | 199 MB
Label: ECM | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017
Their ECM debut, released in 2009, won awards including the Jahrespreis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, the album of the year prize of the German record critics. Now Siwan, the international collective led by Norwegian keyboardist-composer-arranger Jon Balke, is back with Nahnou Houm, rallying its powerful instrumental forces behind a new lead singer, Mona Boutchebak from Algeria. Perceived correspondences between Arabic music, Andalusian classical music and European baroque music fired Jon Balke's imagination when he started this project a decade ago.