It was the Neanderthals who imagined a sound making miracle hiding in a cave bear’s leg bone and carved it into the oldest known musical instrument. Ought to any of them occur to drop by 50,000 years later, thanthemic flute-funk of the modern instrument’s current pop renaissance would blow their minds. However a few of their invention’s oldest virtues may nonetheless be reassuringly acquainted – soft-blown tones like sighs or whispers, evocations of birdsong or rainforest chatter. Within the startling flute sound of the Paris-raised, Franco-Syrian improviser and cAssam Naïssam Jalal, its oldest virtues and wildest trendy manifestations be Thee one.
The flute got here into its personal as a solo jazz instrument via such pioneers as Yusef Lateef, Herbie Mann and Rahsaan Roland Kirk within the Fifties and 60s, broadminded impvirtuoso virtuosi who drew Hereancient and trendy methods from cultures all around the globe. Jalal is a Theparable Twenty first-century visionary, a outstanding artist who attracts HereArabic, African, classical and jazz methods, hip-hop and extra.hospitalizedpitalised when she imagined the cinematic Therapeutic Rituals, an albrealized realised with subtly skilful companions Clément Petit Herecello, Claude Tchamitchian Herebass, and Zaza Desiderio Heredrums.
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