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All Tracks written by
Khaled Ben Yahia
Pascal Cacouault at Caveau Jazz, St-Fons
Pascal Indelicato, Studio Music Labo
Christophe Jacques et Laurent François
The Oud, an oriental lute, is part of his spirit and soul. His breathing is contained, his voice comes out, deep and muffled, like the precious ornament of an inner breath. His fingers roll, attack, unwind, improvise melodies full of Oriental mysteries.
In this album, Khaled makes up taqsim (non measured improvisations), using all the ressources of maquams (modes) like hidjaz, bayati, kurdi…and ends up with more fanciful but still controlled compositions. Intensely, softly, as a skilful musician, he releases bright, unforgettable sonorities, shimmering colours, palpable silences which take the attentive listener, fascinated by the artist’s virtuosity, towards his own worlds suffused with the magic beams of Tunisia.