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Meaning "the unseen" and referring to the supernatural world beyond the senses encompassing the Djinn and other figures from Arabic folklore, this is a medium tempo tune that primarily features hypnotic seven-beat groove not found in traditional Arabic music, devised by Prunka.
Composition inspired by the music of the Arabian Gulf, particularly Yemen, intertwined with jazz elements and improvisations featuring oud, Arabic percussion, trumpet and saxophone.
The eponymous debut for Nashaz realizes an organic new union of jazz and Arabic music, with tastes of Sudan, the Balkans, and Central Asia. Featuring 8 intricate yet memorable compositions by the band’s leader, oud player Brian Prunka.