Astrakan Café

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Astrakan Café
Studio album by Anouar Brahem
Released 2000
Recorded June 1999
Genre Jazz
Length 77:42
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Anouar Brahem chronology
Thimar
(1997)
Astrakan Café
(1999)
Le Pas du Chat Noir
(2001)

Astrakan Café is an album by Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem recorded in 1999 and released on the ECM label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek called it "deeply personal, profound music. It is also highly iconographic, with timelessness woven through every measure... This would be traditional music if a tradition such as this -- which is original, though adapted from many sources on inspiration -- actually existed. Highly recommended "[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Anouar Brahem except as indicated
  1. "Aube Rouge à Grozny" (Barbaros Erköse) - 4:22
  2. "Astrakan Café Part 1" - 3:18
  3. "The Mozdok's Train" - 4:46
  4. "Blue Jewels" - 8:31
  5. "Nihawend Lunga" (Jamil Bey) - 3:32
  6. "Ashkabad" (Anouar Brahem, Barbaros Erköse, Lassad Hosni) - 5:38
  7. "Halfaouine" - 5:57
  8. "Parfumo de Gitane" - 7:03
  9. "Khotan" - 3:31
  10. "Karakoum" - 5:08
  11. "Astara" - 10:46
  12. "Dar Es Salam" - 3:47
  13. "Hijaz Pechref" (Brahem, Osman Bey Fragment) - 6:24
  14. "Astrakan Café Part 2" - 4:49
    • Recorded at Monastery of St Gerold in Austria in June 1999

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed November 8, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed November 8, 2011