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  • Audio CD (28 Oct. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Classical
  • ASIN: B00CDGHVW4
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,769 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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"...the Tunisian vocalist and oud virtuoso juxtaposes the ancient, mystical, hypnotic music of Islamic Sufism with the textures of electric jazz." Time Out. Birds Requiem has a jazz base and Dhafer Youssef's renowned traditional Sufi-Chants. His new band is one of the most powerful formations and features special guests Nils Petter Molvaer und Eivind Aarset. Dhafer Youssef (born 19. November 1967 in Teboulba, Tunisia) is a composer, singer and oud player.

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I think this might be the most beautiful album of 2013; it is certainly the most beautiful jazz album I have heard this year. Dhafer Youseff plays the oud, though this isn't the predominant instrument throughout the 11 tracks, and the accompanying band, especially Nils Petter Molvaer on trumpet, Husnu Senlendirici on clarinet, and Krisjan Randalu on piano, provide the layers of majestic music that wrap the occasional oud playing in a deeply soothing to soaring journey. The most astonishing and exquisite sound is Youseff's vocal, a sonic falsetto that mesmerises to absolute aural contentment. I don't know if it is supported in any way, or wholly natural, but what I do know is it is sublime. When the clarinet and voice combine at their beautifully piercing pitch, it is aurally uplifting.
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Perfect worldmusic with a nerve. The musician is first class and with a superb interplay - from such diverse country and musical upbringing. This is a highlight for me - to play when you need a tranquil place in the day or when life makes it necessary to find some rest!
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This is one of the most beautiful recordings I have ever heard.
Clearly a very talent musician that has constructed this piece of music with extreme sensitivity that takes you to delightfully unexpected places from Arabic to Jazz hinting on Classical & then when you least expect it Rock !!!
I bought this album on a whim after hearing a track from it on the Mike Chadwick The Cutting Edge on Jazz FM.
Well worth the punt so Thanks Mike !
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A beautiful album. Dhafer Youssef's amazing voice really makes this album, although his playing is also immaculate. Highly recommended.
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"Birds Requiem" is, sort of, a return of Dhafer Youssef to his musical roots. That is, the feeling of the music is somewhat as his earliest work, bit it feels new nonetheless. The music is full of emotions and it feels stripped down; there are not too many electronics or effects, which is no loss, because the music is very much alive. Lastly, Youssef's voice is still strong and can cope with the high notes, despite the fact that he is not a young man anymore. "Birds Requiem" is an impressive piece of work.
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Such a beautiful album. I think it could by my favourite of his. :) hard choice with him to be honest. as Digital Profecy and Abu Nawas Rhapsody are also divine. Buy it, you will not be dissapointed.
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This is simply one of the most beautiful albums I have ever heard. His voice in and range is amazing. Repeat playings only confirm ones first opinion.
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By Sys on 22 Nov. 2013
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Very good and Wonderful music. I can't stop listening to this Audio CD. Dhafer youssef is a great sound. Come to Sweden Dhafer it will be nice to listen to this new album Live!
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