Anouar Thimar

Anouar Brahem - Thimar (1998) {ECM 1641}  Music

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

Anouar Brahem - Thimar (1998) {ECM 1641}
EAC 0.99pb3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 220MB + 5% Recovery
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 - Blue Maqams (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 13, 2017
Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:53 minutes | 1.32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Three brilliant improvisers join Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem in this album, recorded in New York in May 2017. For Brahem and Dave Holland the album marks a reunion: they first collaborated 20 years ago on the very widely-acclaimed Thimar album, a trio recording with John Surman. Brahem meets Jack DeJohnette for the first time here, but Holland and DeJohnette have, of course, been frequent musical partners over the last half-century, beginning with ground-breaking work with Miles Davis: their collaborations are legendary. British pianist Django Bates also rises superbly to the challenge of Brahem’s compositions. And Anouar in turn is inspired to some of his most outgoing playing.

Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 13, 2017
Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams (2017)

Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:53 min | 301 MB
Label: ECM | Tracks: 09 | 2017

Released on the occasion of Anouar Brahems 60th birthday, Blue Maqams offers many reasons to celebrate. Recorded in New Yorks Avatar Studios in May 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher, it brings the Tunisian oud master together with three brilliant improvisers: the Maqams of the title refers to the Arabic modal music system, rendered kind of blue by the jazz players. For Anouar Brahem and Dave Holland the album marks a reunion: they first collaborated 20 years ago on the very widely-acclaimed Thimar album.
Anouar Brahem - The Astounding Eyes Of Rita (2009/2015) [Official Digital Download]

Anouar Brahem - The Astounding Eyes Of Rita (2009/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 53:29 minutes | 509 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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 7 Albums {}  Music

Posted by Alagnaby at June 7, 2007
Anouar Brahem 7 Albums {}

Anouar Brahem 7 Albums {}
MP3 VBR (V0) HQ | 7 Cds | | ECM, Jazz, Ethnic

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.

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

Ogg Vorbis VBR 192 Kbps | 54:33 | 65 Mb
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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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 Trio - Astrakan Cafe (2000)  Music

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

Anouar Brahem Trio - Astrakan Cafe (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 285 Mb | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 177 MB
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 Discography  Music

Posted by XLanig at Aug. 26, 2007
Anouar Brahem Discography - 6 opus
MP3 | 192-320 Kbps |
Jazz tunisien

Anouar Brahem est à la musique ce que la mousse est aux arbres : douceur témoignage et fraîcheur. Il évolue dans sa belle légèreté dans deux mondes qu’il aura fait communiquer par des écluses de rosée : la musique traditionnelle tunisienne plus vaste que les déserts, et la musique de jazz plus immense que l’horizon. La même ferveur relie langoureusement ces univers musicaux entre mélopées et bruissements d’ailes. Que ce soit avec son trio tunisien (clarinette et percussion) ou avec ses amis des notes bleues (Jan Garbarek, Richard Galliano, John Surman, Dave Holland, Jean-Louis Matinier, …), la même fascination monte comme tendre fumée de ses mélodies.
Anouar Brahem - The Astounding Eyes Of Rita (2009, ECM # ECM 2075) [RE-UP]

Anouar Brahem - The Astounding Eyes Of Rita
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 457 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: ECM # 2075 | Country/Year: Germany 2009
Genre: Jazz, Folk, New Age | Style: Middle Eastern Folk, Ethnic Fusion, Jazz

From the very first cut here, "The Lover of Beirut", Brahem's fascinating blend of traditional Eastern-flavored tonalities and his very jazz-like sense of free rhythms mix, in an astonishingly instinctual and intimate way, with Gesing's moody clarinet, their melodic lines at times doubling before breaking free to bend and swerve off into a melodic maze before slowly returning to their intricate Byzantine dance.