Friday, July 3, 2009

wind currents




"...though the prevailing direction is actually from the north-northwest.
In contrast to the shamāl is the less frequent qaws from the southeast.
The wind regimes of Najd and the Rubʿ al-Khali are complex,

particularly during spring. The winds may come

from any point of the compass and vary in intensity..."

- Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Anouar Brahem: oud;
Ustad Shaukat Hussain: tabla;
Jan Garbarek: tenor & soprano saxophone.

Produced by Manfred Eicher.

illustration by ib.

ANOUAR BRAHEM; JAN GARBAREK; SHAUKAT HUSSEIN: QAWS from "Madar" CD (ECM) 1994 (Germany)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is brilliant, but why can't I hear the tabla without thinking of Get Carter?

Thought I would see if available on Amazon. Coincidentally, the first comment on there is from someone from Glasgow.

Eric.

ib said...

Hey, Eric. I'm glad you like this. This collaboration, and several other Brahem releases, are quite excellent. "Thimar" - with John Surman and Dave Holland - is a similar high spot.

"Get Carter" was groundbreaking stuff; Roy Budd was an immense talent.

Thanks for the Amazon observation. Entirely coincidental, but interesting.

Löst Jimmy said...

On the money with the Budd score for Get Carter, just magic

Wishing you a good weekend ib