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Dhafer Youssef - Street of Minarets (2023) [Ethnic Jazz, World Fusion]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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Dhafer Youssef - Street of Minarets (2023) [Ethnic Jazz, World Fusion]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 04 Mar 2023, 12:29

Artist: Dhafer Youssef
Album: Street of Minarets
Genre: Ethnic Jazz, World Fusion
Label: Back Beat Edition
Released: 2023
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
  1. Street of Minarets (Youssef) - 8:58
  2. Bal d'ame (Youssef) - 4:19
  3. SharQ Serenade ("SharQ" Suite) (Youssef) - 4:40
  4. Funky SharQ ("SharQ" Suite) (Youssef) - 4:05
  5. Flying Dervish Intro ("Omar Khayyam" Suite) (Youssef) - 4:02
  6. Flying Dervish ("Omar Khayyam" Suite) (Youssef) - 6:01
  7. Flying Dervish Outro ("Omar Khayyam" Suite) (Youssef) - 2:18
  8. Sudra Funk (Youssef) - 4:22
  9. Whirling in the Air (Youssef) - 3:49
  10. Spinning Hermit (Youssef) - 6:08
  11. Herbie's Dance (Youssef) - 4:52
  12. Ondes of Chakras (Youssef) - 6:18


  • Dhafer Youssef - oud, vocals
  • Herbie Hancock (#2,4-6,11) - piano, synthesizers
  • Nguyen Le - guitar (#1,3-6,8-12)
  • Rakesh Chaurasia - bansuri (#2,3,8-12)
  • Ambrose Akinmusire - trumpet (#1,3,4,6,8,10-12)
  • Marcus Miller - electric bass (#3,8,12)
  • Dave Holland - double bass (#1,4,6,9-11)
  • Vinnie Colaiuta - drums (#1,3,4,6,8,10-12)
  • Adriano Dos Santos - percussion (#1,3,4,6,8,10-12)

Combination of the Eastern sound with the Western? Oud master, vocalist and composer Dhafer Youssef is at the vanguard of a movement in contemporary music that brings East and West together. He is building bridges between different music. As one of the most inventive oud players, he has freed the instrument from its traditional role and brought it into jazz.

Dhafer Youssef has played with musicians around the globe, including Herbie Hancock, Husnu Senlendirici and Zakir Hussain. He won the prestigious Dutch Edison Award and BBC Music Awards twice. His high-pitched muezzin voice and voluptuous oud earned him notice at the Echo Jazz. As a figure in the contemporary jazz fusion scene, his music's strange and fascinating beauty is a journey through East and West dialogue.

On his forthcoming album, Street of Minarets, Dhafer offers a gift for the dreamers, the lovers, the fighters, and the obscure. What was once an unfinished project that he felt was missing the soul his music usually has, overcoming obstacles of anxiety and vocal surgery during the pandemic would go on to rekindle his eternal love of music and provide him with the motivation he needed to rewrite and rearrange the record. The result is a relatable journey of sufferings and successes, ultimately spotlighting Dhafer’s inspiring resilience.

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