Anouar Brahem ~ Le Pas du Chat Noir ~ CD
Brahem on oud, François Couturier on piano, Jean-Louis Matinier on accordion.Brahem is from Tunisia, where he is considered a master of his country's classical music. His own music however borrows freely and naturally from other cultures. He plays the oud with an unusually delicate touch, and there is an incantatory lyricism about his compositions that gives his music great finesse. The music is performed in a highly improvisational framework, usually with a core trio, and sometimes in collaboration with other highly regarded musicians.