ANOUAR BRAHEM — The Astounding Eyes Of Rita

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Album · 2009

Tracklist

1. The Lover of Beirut (7:44)
2. Dance With Waves (3:56)
3. Stopover at Djibouti (6:34)
4. The Astounding Eyes of Rita (8:41)
5. Al Birwa (4:51)
6. Galilee mon amour (7:17)
7. Waking State (7:48)
8. For No Apparent Reason (6:35)

Total Time: 53:29

Line-up/Musicians

Anouar Brahem: oud
Klaus Gesing: bass clarinet
Björn Meyer: bass
Khaled Yassine: darbouka, bendir

About this release

ECM Records – ECM 2075 (Germany)

Recorded October 2008 Artesuono Studio, Udine, Italy

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'The Astounding Eyes Of Rita' is Anouar Brahem eigth album released as a leader in eighteen years of collaboration with ECM. In 'The Astounding Eyes Of Rita'(the title is a reference to a poem by the late poet Mahmoud Darwish to whom the album is dedicated) Anouar Brahem brings in a new team of players-German bass clarinetist Klaus Gesing, Swedish bassist Björn Meyer [Nik Bartsch] and percussionist Khaled Yassine.The result is a livelier and more modern music with a richer sound( less solos or duos) and more jazzier than his earlier releases. Although the album has some great songs- the title track, 'The Lover Of Beirut' and 'Galilee Mon Amour', I find it less atractive than his top albums(IMO-Thimar,Astrakan and 'Le Pas Du Chat Noir')-I just miss the aching beauty of 'Le Pas Du Chat Noir'. Still a strong album which would please the fans, I don't know many artists who released in a row eight albums of such beauty.

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