2003 - Limited edition, available only in France and Belgium

Anouar Brahem


  • Anouar Brahem : oud
  • Jon Christensen : drums
  • François Couturier : piano
  • Palle Danielsson : double-bass
  • John Surman : bass clarinet and soprano saxophone
  • Kudsi Erguner : nai
  • Barbaros Erköse : clarinet
  • Richard Gálliano : accordion
  • Jan Garbarek : saxophones
  • Dave Holland : double-bass
  • Lassad Hosni : percussions
  • Ustad Shaukat Hussain : tabla
  • Jean Louis Matinier : accordion
  • Jean Marc Larché : soprano saxophone
  • Bechir Selmi : violin
  • Ronda
  • Parfum de Gitane
  • Houdouth
  • Le Chien Sur Les Genoux De La Devineresse
  • Sebika
  • Leïla Au Pays Du Caroussel, Variation
  • Diversion
  • Comme Une Absence
  • Nihawend Lunga
  • Claquent Les Voiles
  • E La Nave Va
  • Vague
  • Bou Naouara
  • Mazad
  • Hulmu Rabia
  • Astrakan Café
  • La Nuit Des Yeux

"Vague" is a selection of the most beautiful melodies to have come from oud virtuoso Anouar Brahem. In merely twelve years, Anouar has become one of the leading lights of the ECM label, after the release of some magnificent albums resulting from collaborations with such peerless musicians as Barbaros Erköse, Jan Garbarek, Dave Holland, John Surman, François Couturier and others: "Le pas du chat noir", "Astrakan café", "Thimar", "Barzakh" or again, "Conte de l’incroyable amour", have all been unanimously praised by media and public alike.

"Vague" naturally features titles such as "Parfums de gitane", "Astrakan café" and "E la nave va", all of which have become classics in the extremely rich repertoire of Anouar Brahem.

This collection creates a sensual, captivating atmosphere of serenity with an incredible density of emotion.

ƒƒƒƒ Télérama (France)