Illusions Ibrahim Maalouf

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Label: Mi'ster

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Mainstream Jazz

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • 1Illusions03:38
  • 2Conspiracy Generation08:56
  • 3InPressi04:08
  • 4Nomade Slang06:05
  • 5Busy10:23
  • 6If You Wanna Be a Woman06:42
  • 7Unfaithful04:26
  • 8True Sorry04:51
  • 9Illusion03:19
  • Total Runtime52:28

Info for Illusions

As in his four previous albums or in the different musical pieces he has composed over the last ten years, Illusions is the fruit of a long meditation lasting several years around a theme that is close to his heart: the illusory or true way we look at things.

This album was recorded for the first time with the members of the group he has been playing with since his first album.

Illusions is also a concept album in which Ibrahim decides to have fun, without lingering too long on the feel-good notes, but rather by juggling with the reassuring ones to put them in jeopardy.

Illusions is intended to be more fun, more open and less jazzy then his previous work.

Illusions is intended to bring people together because it was written for a wider audience. And as always, Ibrahim's signature subtle mix of eastern and western influences permeates the melodies of this composition.

Ibrahim Maalouf, trumpet, composition & arrangements
Yann Martin, lead trumpet
Youenn Le Cam, trumpet
Martin Saccardy, trumpet
François Delporte, guitars
Frank Woeste, keyboards
Laurent David, bass
Xaxier Rogé, drums

Ibrahim Maalouf
born on 5 December 1980, is a trumpeter, composer, arranger, and trumpet instructor. He was born in Beirut in a family of intellectuals and artists and he now resides in France. Ibrahim is the son of trumpeter Nasime Maalouf and pianist Nada Maalouf, nephew of the writer Amine Maalouf and grandson of journalist, poet and musicologist Rushdi Maalouf. He is currently the only trumpet player in the world to play Arabic music with the trumpet in quarter tones, which his father invented in the 1960s.

Between 2000 and 2007, Ibrahim performed with many internationally famous singers and musicians, such as Amadou & Mariam, Matthieu Chedid, Lhasa de Sela, Angel Parra, Jeanne Cherhal, Arthur H, Marcel Khalifé and toured in America and Europe performing in the most prestigious venues.

Ibrahim released his 1st album, Diasporas, in October 2007 produced by his own label: Mis'ter Productions. His 2nd album, DIACHRONISM, was launched in October 2009. It’s a double album consisting of: DISORIENTAL & PARADOXIDENTAL produced by his label too. He released his 3rd album "Diagnostic" in September 2011.

Ibrahim was also featured in many artists’ albums such as Sting, Vanessa Paradis, Vincent Delerm and others. He won many prizes in the major classical trumpet competitions in the world. In July 2010, he was awarded the Instrumental Revelation of the Year Victory Prize at the “Victoires du Jazz” competition.

Booklet for Illusions

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