Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Basel Rajoub's Soriana Project is a body of musical works by Syrian composer and instrumentalist Basel Rajoub. The project features collaborations with like-minded artists celebrating their heritage and paying homage to the gift of musical knowledge. Rajoub is a saxophonist and composer-improviser who creates contemporary tradition-based music inspired by Middle Eastern rhythms and melodic modes as well as jazz. The Queen of Turquoise explores the versatility of tradition in contemporary settings.
Personnel: Basel Rajoub (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Lynn Adib (vocals); Kenan Adnawi (oud); Feras Charestan (qanoun); Andrea Piccioni (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Basel Rajoub.
Recording information: Entropya Studio, Balanzano, Perugia, IT; Ragdoll Production, Sweden.
Translator: Geneviève Begou.