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ElSaffar, Amir – “Crisis” – [Pi Recordings]

ElSaffar performs trumpet, vocals and santur (Iranian hammered dulcimer) on this intersection of Middle Eastern and jazz. It is inspired by his experience as an eye witness to events in Lebanon and the Arab Spring. Gorgeous rich tones, fine musicianship, and the use of ethnic instruments like the oud (a type of lute) and the buzuq (long-necked lute) make this approachable yet original.

  • Reviewed by Cousin Mary on August 27, 2015 at 1:29 pm
  • Filed as CD,Jazz
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