Dhafer Youssef 4tet
Sat/ 30 June / 19.30
DHAFER YOUSSEF 4TET
Dhafer Youssef, oud; Aaron Parks, piano; Joe Sanders, double bass; Justin Faulkner, drums
A prominent Tunisian oud player and singer, Dhafer Youssef’s evocative and intricate sound combines traditional Arabic music and jazz influences. Recruiting three stellar American musicians for his 4tet, Dhafer Youssef’s gig will feature tracks from his critically acclaimed Diwan of Beauty and Odd (2016). An elaborately embroidered tapestry of sound, Diwan combines oriental influences and the urban groove of New York. Dhafer’s genius lies in composing music that transcends social and music divisions. In this project, Dhafer Youssef will perform alongside some of the finest musicians the New York jazz scene has to offer: Aaron Parks on piano, Joe Sanders on bass (Ben Williams contributed to the album) and Justin Faulkner on drums (the brilliant trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, who has recently toured Ljubljana, was another featured artist on the album).
Linhart Hall, EUR 18, 20, 24, 14*
Pre-sale until 31 May 2018