Fawzi Chekili | Echihem

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Echihem

by Fawzi Chekili

Basically a Blues and bebop guitarist, Tunisian famous jazzman Fawzi Chekili never hesitate to embrace the tradition of his native country, experimenting with harmony, form and improvisation, while mainting a firm comittment to a serious, grounded jazz
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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1. gamra
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2. echihem
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5:56 $0.99
3. merci pour ta sensibilité
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4. réunion
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5. trio tango
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6. change
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7. kifech
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8. tasameh
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9. minor tounsi
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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"Echihem" is Fawzi Chekili's Tunisia famous jazz guitarist latest release, recorded in Rome with a stellar cast of musicians featuring : Pietro Iodice (drums) Pino Iodice (Yamaha acoustic piano) Youssef Chawali (accordeon) Gianluca Renzi (double bass) Paolo Inarella (tenor sax, soprano sax & flute) and Fawzi Chekili (Ovation acoustic guitar, ûd and Gibson ES175D on tracks 2 & 9)
All compositions are by Fawzi Chekili exept Echihem by traditional tunisian composer Mohamed Sassi harmonized and arranged by Fawzi.
This innovative jazz cd shows the leader's influences from his background native tunisian folk music... this challenging work takes the often combined ethnic and jazz to new areas featuring a wonderful combination of rhythmic flexibility and swing...and a cast of brilliant musicians.


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Ferid Chekili

Fawzi has improved on the tradition he has been developing
With ECHIHEM, Fawzi has continued and improved upon the tradition _ he has been developing since his first releases _ of producing a form of music resulting from a fusion of Jazz and traditional Tunisian Folk, as evidenced by his choice of the guitar and ud. The overall impression that one gets upon listening to the CD is a very melodious and balanced kind of Jazz. His original and harmonious rendering of Sassi's classical title ECHIHEM illustrates this fusion of the two genres and emphasizes their compatibility.

Shiraz

A complete work of art
An artistic graphic design cover wich enfolds one of the best cd's of Fawzi Chekili.
More than a mixture, it's a real jazzy reinterpretation of tunisian traditional music.Fawzi, through his compositions, brings the two worlds together with sensitivity, ease and beauty.
A real pleasure to listen to the tough work of the different musicians.A great work on melodie, harmonie and improvisation."Gamra" gives an idea of the album, I fell in love with "change" and "tasameh"
Just great!!!

Wajdi

Great music that shows artistic and musical maturity...
Fawzi's compositions show a delicate musical sensitivity and display different musical colors among which the arabic and tunisian sounds that are well mixed with a strong jazz vocabulary... His guitar or oud improvisations are very inspired. Great job!