Thursday, March 24, 2011

Toufic Farroukh - Little Secrets

The saxophone player and composer Toufic Farroukh has chosen jazz as his favourite idiom - a jazz with the colours of the Orient, to reflect his career as an artist with his roots in two cultures, and one who is open to all the different forms of artistic expression in contemporary society, particularly dance, theatre and the cinema. A saxophonist since an early age, Toufic studied music at the Ecole Normale Supérieur in Paris, and today he collaborates regularly as a composer with the department of modern dance at the Paris Conservatory (CNR). Although resident in Paris, he keeps a watchful eye on everything happening on the cultural scene in the Lebanon. Toufic has also composed the music for several films and documentaries about his homeland, and has appeared as saxophonist on several albums of well -known artists. For his own albums, he leaves all theoretical dogma aside, assuming instead the various influences at work in his life, and from there going on to create in a strikingly tranquil manner his own utterly authentic universe. - from www.myspace.com/touficfarroukh1

Artist: Toufic Farroukh
Album: Little Secrets
Year: 1998
Label: Auvidis
Total time: 51:26

Tracks:
1.  Dance for my Father 5:31 
2.  What of It(intro) 0:33 
3.  What of It 4:11 
4.  Short Story 0:44 
5.  Paco's Mood 5:10 
6.  Ali au Pays des Merveilles 3:06 
7.  Maissa's Look 1:16 
8.  Daily Life 3:51 
9.  St Elias 4:24 
10.  Fayrouz Blues 3:37 
11.  Green Orange 4:12 
12.  Sugar Dissolvent 5:14 
13.  Don't Worry Baby 4:57 
14.  Take One for Radwan 1:50 
15.  Long Short Story 2:42 
All compositions by T. Farroukh

Personnel:
Toufic Farroukh (Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Percussion and Bouzouki) - 1,3,5-15
Charbel Rouhana (Oud) - 1,5,6,9-12
Bassam Saba (Nay, Flute) - 1,3,6,10,12,13
Etienne Brachet (Drums) - 1,3,5-13,15
Jean Wellers (Double Bass and Acoustic Guitar) - 1,3,5-13,15
Daniel Casimir (Trombone) - 1,5,8,9,11
Serge Adam (Trumpet and Flugelhorn) - 1,5,8,9,11,12
Cécile Daroux (Flute) - 1,3,5,9-13
Vincent Limousin (Vibraphone) - 1,5,9-11,15
Sidney Thiam (Percussion) - 1,5,6,9
Adel Chamss (Percussion) - 1,3,5,6,12
David Venitucci (Accordion) - 2,3,5,8,10,15
Leandro Acouncha (Piano) - 3-5,7-10,12,13,15
Jean-Jacques Sage (Percussion) - 10
Frederic Deville (Cello) - 13

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