Welcome to the Arabic Jazz blog!

Ahlan wa sahlan!

Welcome to my blog. I've created this blog to share information and news about music that mixes elements of jazz and Arabic music. I'll also share scores and transcriptions etc. for musicians.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Rima Khcheich

Rima Khcheich is a talented singer from Lebanon. Here she teams up with stellar Dutch jazz saxophonist Yuri Honing and his trio in a live performance. Highly recommended: their Arabic version of Bjork's "Isobel" is alone worth the price of the cd. They perform versions of several classic Arabic songs ("Emta Hata'araf", "La Enta Habibi", "Ma Dam Tihib Betenkour lieh") which are re-arranged to include compelling jazz improvisations.

Yuri Honing - tenor saxophone
Tony Overwater - double bass
Joost Lijbaart - drums
Rima Khcheich- vocals
Basem Havar - djose
Latif Al-Obaidy - ud, darbuka, riqq

1 comment:

SpyBlaster said...

happy new weblog dude. nice job. keep it up. ;)