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Siwan

Jon Balke, Amina Alaoui, John Hassell, Kheir Eddine M'Kachiche, Bjarte Eike

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1.1
Tuchia
Jon Balke; John Hassell; Kheir Eddine M'Kachiche; Bjarte Eike; Barokksolistene
4:56
1.2
O Andalusin
Jon Balke; Amina Alaoui; John Hassell; Kheir Eddine M'Kachiche; Bjarte Eike; Barokksolistene
2:26
1.3
Jadwa
Jon Balke; Amina Alaoui; John Hassell; Kheir Eddine M'Kachiche; Bjarte Eike; Barokksolistene
5:17
1.4
YaSafwati
Jon Balke; Amina Alaoui; John Hassell; Kheir Eddine M'Kachiche; Bjarte Eike; Barokksolistene
5:18
1.5
Ondas do mar de Vigo
Jon Balke; Amina Alaoui; John Hassell; Kheir Eddine M'Kachiche; Bjarte Eike; Barokksolistene
4:30
1.6
Itimad
Jon Balke; Amina Alaoui; John Hassell; Kheir Eddine M'Kachiche; Bjarte Eike; Barokksolistene
6:43
1.7
A la dina dana
Jon Balke; Amina Alaoui; John Hassell; Kheir Eddine M'Kachiche; Bjarte Eike; Barokksolistene
3:28
1.8
Zahori
Jon Balke; John Hassell; Kheir Eddine M'Kachiche; Bjarte Eike; Barokksolistene
4:57
1.9
Ashiyin Raïqin
Jon Balke; Amina Alaoui; John Hassell; Kheir Eddine M'Kachiche; Bjarte Eike; Barokksolistene
4:17
1.10
Thulâthiyat
Jon Balke; Amina Alaoui; John Hassell; Kheir Eddine M'Kachiche; Bjarte Eike; Barokksolistene
10:04
1.11
Toda ciencia trascendiendo
Jon Balke; Amina Alaoui; John Hassell; Kheir Eddine M'Kachiche; Bjarte Eike; Barokksolistene
12:24
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    64:20
"Four Stars ... an incredibly powerful work, where Balke makes the kind of cinematic music that simply defies tidy description because of its richness of resources and references ... an album like this is a rarity; hardly ever do you get such beauty in sound, vast dark geographies, a richness of ideas all in one." - All About Jazz On this 2009 release from keyboardist Jon Balke, the voice of Moroccan singer Amina Alaoui soars above the remarkable compositions performed by a 12-piece Baroque ensemble, with soloists drawn from jazz, scattered improvisational traditions and the world of early music. Behind this remarkable musical integration is a web of philosophical, historical and literary interconnections, as Balke and Alaoui set texts from Sufi poets, Christian mystics, troubadours and more. BlazIng new territory in transcultural music, Siwan shows what can happen when artists of the most divergent background pool their energies.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM Studio Masters

Recorded 2007/ 08 at Rainbow Studio, Oslo Engineers: Jan Erik Kongshaug, Peer Espen Ursfjord Mixed September 2008 by Manfred Eicher, Jon Balke, Amina Alaoui and Jan Erik Kongshaug Cover Photo: Amina Alaoui Liner Photos: Per Buhre, John Hughes (pp. 10, 23) Design: Sascha Kleis Produced by Manfred Eicher and Jon Balke

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