Duo Sabîl - Zabad, L'écume Des Nuits . Zabad, Twilight Tide
Classical, World | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:51 min | 362 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017
Zabad is the third studio outing from the duo known as Sabîl. Oudist Ahmad Al Kathib (the project's composer and conceptual heart) and percussionist Youssef Hbeisch evoke unlimited landscapes by limited means, and here welcome the fresh continents of Elie Khoury on buzuq (a long-necked lute akin to the Greek bouzouki) and Hubert Dupont on double-bass. Although Ahmad plays in a distinctly Baghdadian style, fans of Tunisian oudist Anouar Brahem will be in good hands, as the music coaxes modern flora from traditional seeds.