MP3 Hafez Modir - Bemsha Alegria
Modir''s original jazz concept includes tenor saxophone with Andalucian artists from Granada, Spain, playing tunes by Monk, Mingus, and Coltrane, within swinging flamenco forms.
16 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: World Fusion, WORLD: Flamenco
Over the last three decades, tenor saxophonist/theorist Hafez Modir''s Persian traditional and American Jazz heritages have sycretized into an original cross-cultural approach he terms "chromodal". Bemsha Alegria is the result of extended time Modir spent on a Fulbright in Andalucia, Spain, collaborating with both traditional and jazz flamencos, as well as travelling and playing with musicians from Morocco, India, Egypt, and Iran. The results reveal a philosophy of sound and self-realization which draw upon the cryptic in ancestral memory.