Anouar Thimar

Anouar Brahem - The Astounding Eyes Of Rita (2009/2015) [Official Digital Download]

Anouar Brahem - The Astounding Eyes Of Rita (2009/2015)
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The Astounding Eyes of Rita is an album by oud player and composer Anouar Brahem recorded in Italy in 2008 and released on the ECM label in 2009. Writing for The Guardian reviewer John Fordham observed "In recent years, Brahem's work has been more refined and reflective than groove-inclined, but this vivacious quartet set marks a return to the chemistry of Thimar, and it's a richly varied and often thrilling piece of world-jazz".

Anouar Brahem - Thimar (1998) {ECM 1641}  

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 14, 2015
Anouar Brahem - Thimar (1998) {ECM 1641}

Anouar Brahem - Thimar (1998) {ECM 1641}
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Genre: Ethnic Fusion

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, John Surman, Dave Holland - Thimar  Music

Posted by nazgul5 at Dec. 6, 2005
Middle East-meets-West fusions, heralded under a jazz banner.



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

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Anouar Brahem Trio - Astrakan Cafe (2000)  

Posted by pgf000 at Jan. 24, 2011
Anouar Brahem Trio - Astrakan Cafe (2000)

Anouar Brahem Trio - Astrakan Cafe (2000)
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World/Jazz | 77:30

The Tunisian oud genius has done it again. Anouar Brahem has issued only five records under his own name over the past decade, each more adventurous than the last, without compromising his original vision: for the music of his region to meet with the other music of Africa and Asia and create a delirious sound that is equal thirds past, present, and future, along the precipice of historical lineage.Astrakan Café, the follow-up to his brilliant Thimar, is a smaller-sounding recording that reaches farther into the deep crags of the Balkans. Despite the journeying these musicians do here, they never stray far from the takht, a small ensemble capable of improvising to the point of drunken ecstasy. Listening through Astrakan Café, you can hear the gypsy flamenco tied deeply to Indian ragas and even a kind of Eastern jazz.
Anouar Brahem - Astrakan cafe (2000) [Official Digital Download]

Anouar Brahem - Astrakan Café (2000)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 77:40 minutes | 714 MB
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Innovative Tunisian oud virtuoso Anouar Brahem presents this highly-acclaimed album of typically Middle Eastern music, recorded in 1999 with a trio that had been his first priority for several years. The improvisational exchanges between Brahem, clarinettist Barbaros Erköse and percussionist Lassad Hosni are exceptionally fluid and the atmospheres they create here are by turns mysterious, hypnotic and dramatic.
Anouar Brahem - Le voyage de sahar (2006) [Official Digital Download]

Anouar Brahem - Le voyage de sahar (2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 63:58 minutes | 624 MB
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This 2006 release of original material from innovative Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem and his trio members François Couturier on piano and accordionist Jean Louis Matinier has received lavish praise from critics around the world. Brahem, thoroughly steeped in the secrets and subtleties of Arab classical music, has absorbed this information and gone out to meet the world as a sophisticated modern musician with profound historical knowledge.

Anouar Brahem - Khomsa (1995) {ECM 1561}  

Posted by ruskaval at Dec. 26, 2015
Anouar Brahem - Khomsa (1995) {ECM 1561}

Anouar Brahem - Khomsa (1995) {ECM 1561}
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© 1995 ECM Records | ECM 1561 / 527 093-2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Avant-Garde Music / Middle Eastern Traditions / Oud

Anouar Brahem’s third leader date for ECM explores the oud player’s incidental music for Tunisian film and theatre as interpreted by a shifting nexus of musicians, new and old alike. His compositional side takes precedence this time around, for it is accordionist Richard Galliano who lights the foreground with “Comme un depart” and hardly recedes until “Des rayons et des ombres,” the latter a superbly jazzy romp with Palle Danielsson and Jon Christensen. Bassist and drummer, respectively, add buoyancy to “E la nave va” and “Aïn ghazel,” culminating in the shadow of Jean-Marc Larché’s soprano for the title track.
Anouar Brahem - Le Voyage De Sahar (2006) {ECM 1915} [Re-Up]

Anouar Brahem - Le Voyage De Sahar (2006) {ECM 1915}
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Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Over the past 15 years, Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem has assembled a relatively small but profound body of work. A skilled improviser who refuses to be part of the historical authenticity argument, Brahem works from the same trio setting that performed on Le Pas du Chat Noir in 2002, with pianist François Couturier and accordionist Jean-Louis Matinier. The dialogue between these players is, despite the sparseness of the music and the considerable space employed, intense. The deep listening necessary in the improvised sections allows for a natural flow of ideas to emerge from silence. The compositions themselves are skeletal, with repeating, slowly evolving vamps and lyric lines.
Anouar Brahem - Souvenance: Music for Oud, Quartet & String Orchestra (2014) [2CD] {ECM}

Anouar Brahem Souvenance: Music for Oud, Quartet & String Orchestra (2014) [2CD] {ECM}
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Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Avant-Garde Music / Middle Eastern Traditions / Oud

The music of Souvenance, by turns graceful, hypnotic, and taut and starkly dramatic, was recorded in 2014 – six years after oud-master Anouar Brahem’s last ECM album, The Astounding Eyes of Rita. “It took a long time to write this music,” he acknowledges, noting that his emotional world had been usurped by the unfolding story of political upheaval sweeping first through Tunisia then through the neighbouring countries. Extraordinary waves of change, accompanied by great hopes and fears. “I don’t claim a direct link between my compositions and the events taking place in Tunisia,” says Anouar, “but I have been deeply affected by them.”
Anouar Brahem - Souvenance (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Anouar Brahem - Souvenance (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 89:04 minutes | 1,59 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The music of Souvenance, by turns graceful, hypnotic, austere, and starkly dramatic, follows Tunisian oud-master Anouar Brahem’s last ECM album, The Astounding Eyes of Rita after a five-year gap. “It took a long time to write this music,” he acknowledges. Early plans to document the progress of the “Rita” quartet, which had grown to become a compellingly dynamic group in concert, were set aside. “I was feeling a need to attempt something new.” Then, at the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011, came the great political upheavals – accompanied by “immense fears, joys and hopes” – which began in Tunisia and swept like wildfire through the region. Fully absorbed by daily news of popular uprisings, collapsing dictatorships, insurgencies and counter-insurgencies, Brahem found his emotional world “monopolized by the political”. It was not the right moment to be writing music: “I had to wait for the pressure to fall, before I could resume work”.