Crisis by Amir ElSaffar, released 24 July 2015 1. Introduction – From the Ashes 2. The Great Dictator 3. Taqsim Saba 4. El-Sha'ab (The People) 5. Love Poem 6. Flyover Iraq 7. Tipping Point 8. Aneen (Weeping), Continued 9. Love Poem (Complete) Crisis chronicles the continuing development of trumpeter Amir ElSaffar's critically acclaimed Two Rivers Ensemble, a band purpose-built to explore the juncture between jazz and music of the Middle East, in particular the Iraqi maqam . Crisis was commissioned by the Newport Jazz Festival, where at its 2013 premiere, it made a clear emotional connection to the audience, receiving a rousing standing ovation after just the first piece.
Crisis is ElSaffars fifth release on Pi Recordings and the third, following Two Rivers(2007) and Inana (2011) to feature the Two Rivers Ensemble.
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Amir ElSaffar was born in the Chicago area in 1977 to an American mother and Iraqi father, and initially studied and performed trumpet in a jazz and classical context. In 2001, he won the Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Competition and used the proceeds to fund a trip to Iraq. He focused there on a study of Iraqi maqam, a variation of an Arab musical form based on patterns of scales used as a guide for melodic improvisation. Each pattern is said to evoke a different emotional state. Iraqi maqam also incorporates classic poetic texts into performances
01 - Crisis Suite - Introduction - From the Ashes. 02 - Crisis Suite - The Great Dictator. 03 - Crisis Suite - Taqsim Saba. 04 - Crisis Suite - El-Sha'ab. 05 - Crisis Suite - Love Poem. 06 - Crisis Suite - Flyover Iraq. 07 - Crisis Suite - Tipping Point.
Amir ElSaffar: Crisis by Alberto Bazzurro, published on November 27, 2015. Trentotto anni, chicagoano, padre iracheno e madre statunitense, Amir ElSaffar naviga a mezza via tra jazz canonico (inteso come linguaggio, non nel senso di mainstream) e musica araba, che si combinano, sovrapponendosi o giustapponendosi, nel procedere del suo sestetto, attivo (e immutabile) ormai da diversi anni. Diciamo subito che ciò che ci convince di meno è la vocalità dello stesso ElSaffar, fin troppo calata in una logica espressiva stereotipata e tutto sommato priva di quella vis rigenerativa altrove largamente presente.
Crisis is a world fusion music album recording by AMIR ELSAFFAR released in 2015 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. Recorded at Avatar Studios in New York, New York on janurary 11th and 12th, 2015. Thanks to snobb for the addition. Crisis PI RECORDINGS 2017. Crisis by Amir ElSaffar (2015-05-04) PI Recordings. 18h. Crisis - Amir Elsaffar 808713005929 (CD Used Like New).
|1||Introduction [From the Ashes] Amir ElSaffar||Amir ElSaffar||4:54|
|2||The Great Dictator Amir ElSaffar||Amir ElSaffar||8:50|
|3||Taqsim Saba Amir ElSaffar||Amir ElSaffar||3:17|
|4||El-Sha'ab (the People) Amir ElSaffar||Amir ElSaffar||8:18|
|5||Love Poem Amir ElSaffar||Amir ElSaffar||7:05|
|6||Flyover Iraq Amir ElSaffar||Amir ElSaffar||9:45|
|7||Tipping Point Amir ElSaffar||Amir ElSaffar||13:40|
|8||Aneen (Weeping), Continued Amir ElSaffar||Amir ElSaffar||3:36|
|9||Love Poem Amir ElSaffar||Amir ElSaffar||7:08|
Performer: Amir ElSaffar
Recording date: January 11, 2015 - January 12, 2015
Recording location: Avatar Sutdios, New York, NY
Size MP3: 1132 mb
Size FLAC: 1893 mb
Rating: 4.4 / 5
Other Formats: DTS MMF FLAC AA WMA AHX