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Jan Garbarek, Anouar Brahem
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Jan Garbarek, Anouar Brahem
Title: Madar
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: ECM Records
Release Date: 11/8/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731451907524, 0731451907524, 781182151529

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North meets North
C. H Smith | Bowling Green, Kentucky United States | 08/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is another of the Norwegian Jan Garbarek's international stylistic fusion projects, this time combining his saxophone work with the oud playing of Brahem and the tablas of Hussain. Such beautifully elegant, yet dramatic music! Brahem's playing in particular is sensational (for those who have not heard the oud played, this is a stringed instrument with a sound something like a dulled lute). The music itself is rather serious, even sombre-sounding at times, but out of this rather dark North African ambience regularly emerge flashes of focussed energy that will, as they say, knock your socks off. A strangely ignored album that deserves much more attention than it has received."
Chughtai | Dublin, Ireland | 12/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this album before reading any review, or asking any opinion, and i must say its far beyond my expectations, better than my imagination. :) Its the second CD i got after an enchanting experience of "Ragas and Sagas" by Garbarek/Fateh-Ali, I must say this album is a piece of true Art.
The artist are, Jan Garbarek(sax), Anour Brahem(oud), Shaukat Hussain Khan (tabla), if you are familiar with any of these musicians you wont have to read any review and just have to click-and-order, three geniuses in their own respect. The mix between north african, norwegian and pakistani music really make this CD a must for any music of fan, obviously people with more classical and world music knowledge will truly appreciate the brilliance of it; but, at the same time, you dont have to be a master to appreciate the simplicity and magical feel of this CD.
The overall experience is so powerful in a magical way it will take hold of you in no time. The pace of the music is more smooth and slow, super perfection.
Again, Five Solid Gold stars."
Elegant world jazz
Chughtai | 04/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is beautiful in many ways. The melodies are great - the improvising is explorative - the oud sounds great (listen to the Bahia excerpt) - and the tabla bubbles away underneath (solo on Jaw). Garbarek's tone is somewhat nasal and there might be too much delay or reverb on it for the ears of purists. Dont be put off by the sound samples above - it sounds way better on a real stereo. This is one album I would give 6 stars to if it were possible even though the piano epilogue is very incongruous and breaks the mood. I have owned this CD for 6 years and it is always on high rotate."