Electronic jazz - Club jazz - Modern Creative - Latin Jazz - World Fusion
Charles Sidoun, Daniel Cazimir, Etienne Brachet, J.M. Hure, Jean Wellers, Joshua Levitt, Leandro Aconcha, Nabil Khalidi, Toufic Farroukh.
Sat 13 July 2002 23:45 - 01:00 Rembrandt Hall
The sax player, percussionist and composer Toufic Farroukh plays jazz with Orient influences. Though he lives in Paris, he still keeps his eyes trained on the cultural scene of his native Lebanon, influences he uses scrupulously in his music. At a young age, Farroukh was already studying sax. He completed his musical education in Paris. His debut CD Ali on Broadway was released in 1994. Four years later his second, Little Secrets, came out and the flavor and color of the Orient can easily be recognized in his jazz motifs on it. Farroukh's third CD Drab Zeen ,on which free improvisations are the main point, is a tribute to a friend. In the East meets Jazz-program the emphasis is on jazz musicians from the Middle East who have incorporated their roots in their music. Though none of them still live in their native countries, their origin is an important element in their music and their playing. Often this is also these musicians' motive: the possibility of fusing two musical worlds and really also two lives.