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Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers Ensemble: Inana

Read "Inana" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Il fatto che l'intestatario del disco si chiami Amir ElSaffar, il suo stesso titolo (Inana è un'antica divinità sumera) e il nome del gruppo che l'ha realizzato potrebbero far pensare a un CD molto spinto sul pedale dell'etnico. Il che non è, almeno non in maniera prevalente: dati umori sono di fatto circoscritti alle timbriche (su ...

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Article: Album Review

Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers Ensemble: Inana

Read "Inana" reviewed by Troy Collins


Born in Chicago to an American mother and Iraqi father, trumpeter Amir ElSaffar put his promising jazz career on hold in 2002 to study traditional Iraqi maqam abroad. His 2007 debut, Two Rivers (Pi Recordings), bore the fruit of his international studies, successfully fusing venerable aspects of the Iraqi classical vocal tradition with advanced improvisation techniques ...


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