Amir ElSaffar "Two Rivers" Live at Newport: Listen Now
August 4, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Click to hear trumpeter Amir ElSaffar's Two Rivers Ensemble live at the Newport Jazz Festival. The performance was a world premiere of a new suite ElSaffar composed for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with Zafer Tawil, on oud, violin and dumbek Ole Mathisen on tenor sax, Tareq Abboushi on buzuq and percussion, Carlo DeRosa on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums. A full set list is below. Enjoy!
Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers Ensemble
Live at the Newport Jazz Festival - August 3, 2013
The ensemble premiered a five-movement suite composed by ElSaffar
as a commission for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Movement 1: The Great Dictator
Movement 2: Shaab
Movement 3: Untitled (slow)
Movement 4: Flyover Iraq
Movement 5: Whirlwind
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