The Basel Zayed Quartet

Based on the use of the two styles of improvisation; the Arabic style called Taqaseem, and the Jazz style of improvisation, Basel started a new project called the Basel Zayed Jazz Quartet. The idea is fusing oriental sound, with a Jazz Trio of drums, double bass and violin, forming oriental compositions arranged for a Jazz performance.The show is based on the Arabic music tradition, using Maqam (Arabic music mode), and Awzan (the art of Arabic percussion) in a contemporary way of composition, Jazz harmony, arrangement and performance.


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