I saw a great video and read an equally great article this week that I thought I’d share with you, dear readers. I thought I’d share with you in the name of sharing fantastic new music by a fantastic artist playing an instrument no doubt related to our beloved classical guitar.
The instrument is the oud, which is kind of like a Middle Eastern lute, and the musician is the superbly eclectic Joseph Tawadros. The Australian (Egyptian born) oud player is really about mixing it up. He takes traditional Middle Eastern music, western classical music and jazz, blends it all together to create a wonderful musical experience.
Check out this promo video for his upcoming new album, featuring giants of the jazz world Christian McBride (bass), Mike Stern (electric guitar) and Matt McMahon (piano). It also features his brother, James, with some amazing percussion playing (playing the req and bendir). Inspirational stuff that demonstrates very clearly that great music and great musicians know no boundaries! Anyway, the video will speak for itself without me rattling on any further! Enjoy!
And here’s the article: