Beirut Speaks Jazz presents:
"Zourouf" - Rony Afif's Album Launch
Rony Afif: Drums
Tarek Yamani: Piano
Omar Harb: Bass
Tom Horning: Saxophone
"Lebanese-born Afif has earned a reputation as one of the most versatile and in-demand players in the region.
Afif’s solo debut Zourouf is a mature and accomplished release which represents a huge career leap. The LP was recorded in the USA last year alongside New York session pros Tarek Yamani, Troy Roberts and Alexander Claffy. In composition and execution Zourouf ranks proudly among the best of modern jazz releases, mixing inventive time signatures and Arabic inflexions with a free post-bop approach.“ - Rob Garratt, Time Out Dubai
“ After years of playing the drums with some of the major International, regional and local artists, it was about time to listen to the debut album of one of the finest jazz drummers in the Middle East now that is Rony Afif.
The album contains 8 tracks that swings elegantly between Jazz and Oriental with smart improvisation from every participating instruments proving the high musicianship exerted in the record.
‘Zourouf’ truly offers a unique blend of musical styles skilfully curated by Tarek Yamani who also happens to be the producer arranger & the piano player in the record.
All in all, 'Zourouf' is a highly produced pack of tunes from one of the region’s best Indie Jazz artists that offers catchy riffs and improvisations that won’t soon be forgotten."
Doors open at 9:30 pm
Concert starts at 10 pm
Ticket: 25.000 L.L. | 20$ including the CD
Sound engineer: Jawad Chaaban
Stage manager: Lara Nassar
Technician: Somar Al Rached