on 31 October 2010
Karim Ziad is very talented. His rearranging of Maghrebian traditional music and his own compositions show a lot of 'savoir faire'. Guitarist Nguyen Le arranged a track or two also. Harmonies are rich and yet never alienate the original traditional feel. I hope Karim will soon release a more jazz orientated album with the like of Michel Alibo (virtuoso French bass player)...Ziad's amazing drumming really comes to life when playing improvised music. Check the youtube video with michel Alibo 'behindthenotes': You'll see what I mean!!!