Dhafer Youssef ‎
Diwan Of Beauty And Odd

Music On Vinyl / Okeh

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“The Dhafer Youssef, born and raised in Tunisia, was inspired by Western jazz at a young age and in 1990 he followed his own path, which irrevocably led to Europe. Since then, Youssef has been able to impress lovers of modern jazz and world music with his unique voice, which sometimes reaches unearthly heights…

…For the New York recorded Diwan Of Beauty And Odd, the 49-year-old artist surrounded himself with a real star cast. All musicians who can be heard on this album alongside Dhafer Youssef are of American descent and have earned their spurs in the contemporary jazz scene. Aaron Parks plays piano, Ambrose Akinmusire plays trumpet, Ben Williams takes care of the bass and Mark Guiliana drums. And it may well be called a miracle that the music on Diwan Of Beauty And Odd sounds so fluid. Whoever sets up the record for the first time will think that the company has been on stage together for years.” Hifi

“You are literally speechless listening to "Fly Shadow Fly," the opening track of this work by the Tunisian Dhafer Youssef , here accompanied by a group of emerging stars: long his voice is intertwined with the wonderful plan of Aaron Parks , before describing- in Arabic - wrapped in a low and enveloping tone, then rising in tone until you get where you would not have thought possible, with an expressiveness and a suggestion that break the heart.” – All About Jazz

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Dhafer Youssef


Diwan Of Beauty And Odd


Music On Vinyl, Okeh


2 × Vinyl, LP, Album



Release Date:

20th Sep 2016


Jazz, Folk, World, & Country


African, Contemporary Jazz

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