Ibrahim Maalouf

Ibrahim Maalouf

The Four-Valve Trumpeter Who Uses Sharon Stone and Charlie Chaplin to Make Jazz”

Ibrahim Maalouf takes inspiration from his Arabic culture, using a custom-made trumpet that allows him to put Arabic maqams at the heart of his jazz. His creativity extends to writing film scores, an album of one being Jazz Mann’s introduction to him (‘Wind’‘reviewed April 10, 2013, https://www.thejazzmann.com/reviews/review/ibrahim-maalouf-wind ). He seems to be a musical polymath who is always looking for the next project.

Watching the live performances featured herein, you will immediately notice Maalouf’s intentional collaboration between the band and the audience. Ibrahim rides the energetic exchange with his audience like a Taoist master. The Maalouf community is a hive, with each individual participating in the trance of prayer, daydreaming, and homeland memory together and alone.

He is an amazing musician.. he doesn’t play the trumpet; he lives the trumpet with all possible sounds and embellishments. Wow.. beautiful composition as well; rests are taken, tension is built up (and released ;-), and dynamics are great.. one of the best musicians alive today, no doubt about it!

 

Paris, France<br />
Published on July 12, 2017<br />
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Parisian bridge

IIbrahim Maalouf’s 15th studio album “CAPACITY TO LOVE” – now available: https://idol-io.link/capacitytolove Official store ☞ https://ibeshop.ibrahimmaalouf.com/ Facebook ☞ http://bit.ly/2tQM7ZQ Instagram ☞ http://bit.ly/2tG1epL Twitter ☞ http://bit.ly/2Kl6IAE www.ibrahimmaalouf.com —————————-

With François Delporte (Guitar) Laurent David (Bass) Frank Woeste (Fender Rhodes) Xavier Rogé (Drums)

Sultanahmet, Turkey<br />
Published on June 1, 2018<br />
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by Fatih Yürür
Montmartre, Paris, France Published on July 13, 2018 Canon, EOS 600D Free to use under the Unsplash License I will love you if you buy me a donut for this picture: ko-fi.com/bramnaus

IIbrahim Maalouf’s 15th studio album “CAPACITY TO LOVE” – now available: https://idol-io.link/capacitytolove Official store ☞ https://ibeshop.ibrahimmaalouf.com/ Facebook ☞ http://bit.ly/2tQM7ZQ Instagram ☞ http://bit.ly/2tG1epL Twitter ☞ http://bit.ly/2Kl6IAE www.ibrahimmaalouf.com —————————- With François Delporte (Guitar) Laurent David (Bass) Frank Woeste (Fender Rhodes) Xavier Rogé (Drums)

Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon<br />
Published on October 6, 2022<br />
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Beirut, Lebanon<br />
Published on November 4, 2018<br />
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Mosque

Ibrahim Maalouf’s 15th studio album “CAPACITY TO LOVE” – now available: https://idol-io.link/capacitytolove

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Ibrahim Maalouf’s 15th studio album “CAPACITY TO LOVE” – now available: https://idol-io.link/capacitytolove