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Zoe Rahman: Melting Pot (CD: Manushi)Zoe Rahman: Melting Pot (CD: Manushi)
 


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Zoe & Idris Rahman: Where Rivers Meet (CD: Manushi)
Following her 2007 Mercury Award-nominated album “Melting Pot”, pianist ZoeRahman releases her new album, “Where Rivers Meet” - a collaboration with herbrother, Idris Rahman (clarinet, flute, & bass clarinet) - showcasing a unique, jazzinspired take on their Bengali heritage. Zoe’s regular trio members, drummer Gene Calderazzo and bassist Oli Hayhurst, are augmented by violinist Samy Bishai, percussionist Kuljit Bhamra - plus Dhakabased vocal star Arnob, and three additional vocalists.

There are hauntingly beautiful interpretations of the music of Rabindranath Tagore, Gauri Majumdar & Hemanta Mukherjee, Pranab Roy & Kamal Dasgupta, Hemant Kumar, and Jasim Uddin, among others - with all arrangements by the two Rahman leaders.

This is a rich, vibrant album of Anglo-Asian music, where jazz meets world music, with dazzling soloing and interplay from all concerned, but especially Zoe and Idris (who also leads his own Soothsayers band). The album comes in a delightfully designed gatefold digipack sleeve, with excellent 12-page booklet. (Discovery Records) 


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Zoe & Idris Rahman: Where Rivers Meet (CD: Manushi)


Zoe Rahman: Kindred Spirits (CD: Manushi)Zoe Rahman: Kindred Spirits (CD: Manushi)
Kindred Spirits is Zoe Rahman’s fifth album on her own Manushi imprint, drawing on all her many influences. The music is a powerful and fresh portrait of her combined English, Irish and Bengali heritage and features her brother Idris Rahman on clarinet alongside her regular jazz trio partners Gene Calderazzo and bassists Davide Mantovani and Oli Hayhurst. (Discovery Records) 


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Zoe Rahman: Dreamland (CD: Manushi)
Zoe Rahman has firmly established herself as one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene. A vibrant and highly individual pianist/composer, her style is deeply rooted in jazz yet it reflects her classical background, British/Bengali heritage and her very broad musical taste.

Dreamland is her sixth album and her first solo recording. It follows on from duo recordings with Czech bass star George Mraz and British jazz great Courtney Pine. (Discovery Records) 


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Zoe Rahman: Dreamland (CD: Manushi)

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