Anouar Brahem's Blue Maqams

Anouar Brahem's Blue Maqams: Experience the haunting music of the Tunisian composer and master of the oud, in a rare performance drawing together his profound insight into Arab music alongside a broader musical spectrum. No stranger to playing with jazz musicians, Anouar Brahem created Blue Maqams -  referencing the sophisticated modal system of Arab music, with an added blue quality sheened from the improvisations of his three collaborators. Performing music from their acclaimed ECM record, the dialogue between Brahem and pianist Django Bates is full of surprise and invention. With a rhythm section of master bassist Dave Holland, last heard at the Barbican with tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, and the tirelessly inventive drummer Nasheet Waits, combined, the quartet create some of the most absorbing group sounds of recent years. Taking place 15 March, 2019 at the Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS.