February 8, 2013 7:48 pm

Ibrahim Maalouf: Wind

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Trumpet-lead compositions originally commissioned as a soundtrack for 1927 silent film ‘The Prey of the Wind’

It’s a Larry Grenadier bass-pedal that sets the scene on these atmospheric, trumpet-lead compositions, originally commissioned as a soundtrack for René Clair’s 1927 silent film The Prey of the Wind.

Ibrahim Maalouf’s quavery, quarter-toned trumpet blends the microtonal scales of his native Lebanon with village dances and broody, muted lyricism – Miles Davis’s score for Lift to the Scaffold is an obvious model.

The support is A-List American with drummer Clarence Penn joining Grenadier at the core. Saxophonist Mark Turner guests.


Ibrahim Maalouf

Wind

(Mi’ster Productions)

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