Le pas du chat noir [Vinyl

Format: Vinyl
Release Date: 7/12/2019
Label: ECM Records
Availability: In Stock

The Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem has chosen to work in a trio setting this time out, accompanied by Francois Couturier on piano and Jean-Louis Matinier on accordion. Brahem states in the liner notes that these pieces were actually composed on the piano, emerging while he was taking a much-needed short break from his primary instrument. While Pas de Chat Noir ("The Black Cat's Footsteps") is a change of pace, it is a not a terribly remote detour. Brahem is still in his favorite space, exploring the power of implication, and the other players are in synch with his vision. All three participants sound muted, relating to one another in parallels rather than in a heated dialogue. The result is a spacious, romantic pastiche of Farid El-Atrache, Astor Piazzolla, Keith Jarrett, 19th- and 20th-century French impressionists (especially Eric Satie), plus shades of every strung-out, enervated, after-hours nightclub jam that ever was. --Christina Roden

1. Le pas du chat noir
Length: 08:01
2. De tout ton coeur
Length: 07:41
3. Leila au pays du carrousel
Length: 06:37
4. Pique-nique à Nagpur
Length: 04:13
5. C'est ailleurs
Length: 08:04
6. Toi qui sais
Length: 06:03
7. L'arbre qui voit
Length: 06:13
8. Un point bleu
Length: 01:52
9. Les ailes du Bourak
Length: 04:54
10. Rue du Départ
Length: 06:05
11. Leila au pays du carrousel (Var.)
Length: 05:39
12. Déjà la nuit
Length: 05:10
Album Details
Disc Count: 2
Total Length: 70:32
UPC: 602577426636