7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Le Pas du Chat Noir (Audio CD)
This album together with a companion `The voyage de Sahar' are a wonderful set. This is music for both setting a background mood and it also rewards intensive focussed listening. Rhythmic and relaxing, the music rolls along with superb playing and interplay between musicians. No one dominates, nothing showy or over assertive even when the melody moves between instruments in a hypnotic variation on a series of melodic themes. It avoids cliché' jazz and is highly particular with a wonderful balance of rich instruments. It is full of associations of Paris, Morocco and Eastern Europe.
I now have all of Anouar Brahems albums and recommend every one. Though these two seem to have dominated this year.
I agree with all the positive comments above.