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Art of the Oud
Munir Bashir
Art of the Oud
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
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Oud player Munir Bashir is renowned in the Arab world for his work within the tradition of the Persian taqsim, and his virtuosity on his instrument is possibly unmatched today. But his worldwide fame is a credit to his exp...  more »

      
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All Artists: Munir Bashir
Title: Art of the Oud
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ocora France
Original Release Date: 1/1/1971
Re-Release Date: 10/9/2001
Album Type: Import, Original recording reissued
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Middle East, Iraq, Arabic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 794881647927

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Oud player Munir Bashir is renowned in the Arab world for his work within the tradition of the Persian taqsim, and his virtuosity on his instrument is possibly unmatched today. But his worldwide fame is a credit to his expansive knowledge of other music from around the world, and an adventurous spirit that is perhaps the most important aspect of a great master of an improvisational music that is nonetheless tied to a strict musical system (maqam). In eight solo works here, Bashir evokes a well of emotion and creates an inspired sense of melody, playing with impeccable skill and understated virtuosity. --Louis Gibson

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CD Reviews

Lovely and warm.. I listen to it all day at work..
Susan Fensten | New York, New York USA | 05/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Excellent renderings on the Oud. I highly recommend this CD for any world music collection."
Authentic and Beautiful!
Rizgar | Sweden | 12/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

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This album can be a great introduction to the world of Arabic maqams, as well as to Munir Bashir's music. Eight of them are presented here with the masterful performance of this legendary oud player.

Bashir is not really in his usual style here, his music seems rather more traditional and conservative. Anyway, a must-have for any oud fan."
Deep, Atmospheric, Sublime
PBSF | San Francisco, CA USA | 04/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD could have just as well been called "The Soul of the Oud", but since the music that fills it emerges from a place where instrumental technique has already become a transparent voice for something altogether undefinable, "Art" will do just as well.

Like the other guy said, get it now and profess your gratitude later."