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Artist: Amos Hoffman
Total playing: 47'00
Bonus: Import Israel
Price : 12.50 €
Amos Hoffman, a gifted composer and oud player, composed all 12 songs, and performs them while successfully preserving the Arabic music tradition, at the same time combining elements of jazz, latin music and world music.
Hoffman's works is relatively traditional but he adds unusual instruments such as the marimba, which is rarely used in Arab music.
The combination of various instruments and styles to create a unique "fusion" comes naturally to Hoffman, as a musician living in two worlds - the Eastern & Western worlds.
The album is both fascinating and surprising, especially considering Hoffman's Ashkenazi roots (Eastern European).
Instrumental oud album with a Western approach, featuring top musicians:
Amos Hoffman - Oud ; Joshua Levit - Ney ; Ehab Nimer - Violin ; Omer Avital - Bass ; Tomer Zur - Percussion ; Rea Bar Nes - Percussion & Marimba.
One also finds the famous jazz bass player Avishai Cohen as guest musician on track #11