Wind

Asked by the French national film library to choose and then write the music for a film from among the silent movies in the Albatros catalogue, Ibrahim Maalouf chose, from the selection proposed,...
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IBRAHIM MAALOUF

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CD Wind IBRAHIM MAALOUF

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CD 1
  • Doubts
    3:31
  • Suspicions
    7:10
  • Waiting
    4:51
  • Questions & answers
    4:38
  • Waiting 2
    0:55
  • Excitement
    6:45
  • Certainty
    6:09
  • Sensuality
    7:42
  • Issues
    6:03
  • Surprises
    6:28
  • Doubts 2
    4:55
  • Mystery
    3:25
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CD Wind IBRAHIM MAALOUF

Asked by the French national film library to choose and then write the music for a film from among the silent movies in the Albatros catalogue, Ibrahim Maalouf chose, from the selection proposed, René Clair's film " The Prey of the Wind". The project allowed Maalouf to fulfil two wishes - first to compose for a film, and second to compose a piece that could be very much inspired by Miles Davis' music in Louis Malle's "Lift to the Scaffold" but with the quarter-tone trumpet.
As Ibrahim himself tells it: "I wanted to reproduce that mysteriously melancholic atmosphere, dripping with suspense, contributing a discreet yet powerful arabic hue, blended into the typical jazz quintet played for many years by Miles' mythical quintet.
The album was recorded in New York City in half a day. Each piece was recorded in a single sitting. There are no post production tricks. The mixing was carried out the following day in the same studio. I also chose to work with jazz musicians able to flirt with my arabic sounds, without being destabilized.
The New York team is a trio composed of Larry Grenadier (bass), Clarence Penn (drums) and Mark Turner (saxophone). These musicians are greatly respected both in traditional and avant-garde jazz circles for their openness of mind, their creativity and their musicality. I also wanted to involve the pianist Frank Woeste, for the arrangements, so as to be as « accurate » as possible in my musical approach. Frank is also an excellent arranger and jazz composer."

Artists

IBRAHIM MAALOUF

Ibrahim Maalouf, trumpet
Larry Grenadier, bass
Clarence Penn, drums
Mark Turner, sax
Frank Woeste, piano

Technical comments

Original title: Wind
1 CD - 1h 2mn 27s
upc/ean. 3149028029826
ref. IBM4
Release Date: 06/11/2012