Nguyên Lê Duos, Paolo Fresu, Dhafer Youssef‎ – Homescape (Full Album)

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“Homescape is based upon improvised duos with either trumpeter Paolo Fresu or oud player/ vocalist Dhafer Youssef, usually backed by simple, loops and samples. Le’s post-production (all at home, too) has then crafted these performances into a piquant series of moving and thrilling world-jazz tracks” (The Guardian) .

“In the main sunny and joyful, though not without some darker and more abrasive moments, the fifteen tracks—average length three minutes, a handful six or seven—resemble a series of round-the-world postcards sent by Le, who mixed and post-produced everything solo, to his collaborators. As a soundtrack to an evening communing with the big bamboo, the exotic and the very exotic drifting in and out of the mix, it’s rich, colourful and beguiling” (AllAboutJazz) .

Track listing:
00:00 Stranieri (Nguyên Lê, Paolo Fresu)
05:59 Byzance (Dhafer Youssef, Nguyên Lê)
10:24 Muqqam (Dhafer Youssef)
13:08 Mali Iwa (Nguyên Lê)
19:35 Zafaran (Dhafer Youssef, Nguyên Lê)
25:37 Domus De Janas (Nguyên Lê, Paolo Fresu)
27:55 Kithara (Dhafer Youssef)
30:14 Chelsea Bridge (Billy Strayhorn)
33:14 Safina (Dhafer Youssef, Nguyên Lê)
36:42 Des Prés (Nguyên Lê, Paolo Fresu)
39:01 Thang Long (Nguyên Lê)
44:34 Neon (Nguyên Lê, Paolo Fresu)
47:46 Mangustao (Dominique Borker)
55:12 Lacrima Christi (Nguyên Lê, Paolo Fresu)
58:26 Beyti (Dhafer Youssef, Nguyên Lê)

Nguyên Lê – acoustic guitar, bass , synthesizer, e-bow, guitar (vietnamese guitars), computer
Dhafer Youssef – oud, vocals, electronics
Paolo Fresu – trumpet, flugelhorn, electronics


Label: ACT (4) ‎– ACT 9444-2
Format: CD, Album
Country: Germany
Released: 2006
Recorded: January, 2004 – December, 2005
Recording Location:
Centre For Contemporaty Arts, Glasgow, Scotland
Louxor Studio, Paris Barbes, France