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Washwishni (vinyl)

Rima Khcheich

Washwishni (vinyl)

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Format: LP 12inch
Label: Jazz in Motion
UPC: 0608917459623
Catnr: JIM 74596
Release date: 13 January 2017
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Jazz in Motion
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0608917459623
Catalogue number
JIM 74596
Release date
13 January 2017

"The music and vocals draw you into a peaceful musical adventure and are an ideal partner for reading a good book, cozy in a chair by the fireplace."

Folkmagazine, 01-4-2017
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About the album

The band of Rima Khcheich is a result of many years of collaboration with Dutch bassist Tony Overwater, gathering the finest musicians from Europe like Maarten Ornstein on clarinet, Maarten van der Grinten on guitar, percussionist Ruven Ruppik. On the album she also invited the Dudok String Quartet and trumpet player Angelo Verploegen, creating a uniqe new sound recorded in Holland's famous Wisseloord Studio. Rima Khcheich is Lebanon's most prominent singer of the 'younger' generation. She is well known for her qualities as a clasical Arabic singer and the way she transforms this music to a contemporary new sound. Together with her Dutch musicians she developed a style of music that uses the best of both worlds, beautiful melodies and complex rhythms of the Arabic tradition combined with the advanced harmony and improvisation of the European music. After five successful albums combining classical repertoire with contemporary music she now recorded her latest album Washwishni with fifteen newly composed songs. She wrote most of the songs in collaboration with Lebanese artist Rabih Mroue and some were specially written for her by Egyptian composer Fouad Abdel Majeed.The songs form an almost satirical comment on the concerns of the younger Arab generations such as immigration, religious, revolution and love.
Rima Khcheich ist die berühmteste Sängerin der „jüngeren“ Generation im Libanon. Sie ist für ihren klassischen arabischen Gesang bekannt und die Art und Weise, auf die sie Musik zu einem zeitgenössischen, neuen Klang verwandelt.

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Rima Khcheich (vocals)

Rima Khcheich, a Lebanese singer, was born in 'Khiam', South Lebanon, in 1974.She started singing Classical Arabic music at the age of nine, and was awarded the bronze medal at the 'Bizert Festival for the Mediterranean Song' in Tunisia, 1985.Rima's singing career started off with the children's choir at the 'Arabic Cultural Club', and later evolved into a solo performance with the 'Beirut Oriental Troop for Arabic Music' under the supervision and direction of Maestro Salim Sahab.Rima studied the tradition of classical Arabic singing at The Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music' in Beirut, and her efforts were supported by her father Kamel Khcheich who encouraged her to memorize and master classics from the Arabic music heritage like *Muwashahat, Adwar...
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Rima Khcheich, a Lebanese singer, was born in 'Khiam', South Lebanon, in 1974.
She started singing Classical Arabic music at the age of nine, and was awarded the bronze medal at the 'Bizert Festival for the Mediterranean Song' in Tunisia, 1985.
Rima's singing career started off with the children's choir at the 'Arabic Cultural Club', and later evolved into a solo performance with the 'Beirut Oriental Troop for Arabic Music' under the supervision and direction of Maestro Salim Sahab.
Rima studied the tradition of classical Arabic singing at The Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music' in Beirut, and her efforts were supported by her father Kamel Khcheich who encouraged her to memorize and master classics from the Arabic music heritage like *Muwashahat, Adwar and other styles. She has performed Zakariah Ahmad, Al-Kassabji, Sayyed Darwish, Kamel Al Khal'i and Muhammad Abdel Wahab, amongst others.
Having participated in various concerts in Lebanon and around the world, Rima has gained international repute and admiration for her gift at performing complex Arabic classical forms such as Dor 'Emta El hawa', and Muwashah 'Anta al Mudallal'.
Currently, Rima teaches Oriental singing at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music and is invited on a yearly basis to Massachusets, USA where she teaches voice and classical Arabic singing at Mount Holyoke College under the framework of the Arabic Music Retreat program directed by renown musician and composer Simon Shaheen.
Her professional collaborations include performing with Simon Shaheen, singing in renown composer Toufic Farroukh's album 'Tootya' released in 2006, and being an integral part of the Dutch-Lebanese- Iraqi band 'Orient Express'. This band tried to create meeting grounds between the Arab musical heritage and Jazz. The band released one album 'Orient Express' in 2002, of which this live recording documents their musical experimentations.
In 2006, Rima Khsheish released her debut solo album, entitled 'Yalalalli' which features a number of old songs and Muwashahat, that she performs in a personalized, contemporary manner, alongside new compositions.
A showcase of Rima's limpid voice, 'Yalalalli' not only reveals a deeply emotional and original musical expression, it also stands as a note of rebellion against the dictates of the commercial music market.
* Muwashahat: plural for Muwashshah, a vocal form in Arabic music.
A strophic song with refrain. The form originated at Cabra, near Cordoba, in the 9th century; it enjoyed a vogue in Muslim Spain in the 11th century, and spread subsequently throughout the Arab world, where it survives in oral tradition.
One of seven post-Classical poetic forms, It is performed on both secular and religious occasions and combines classical metres with new ones arranged in strophes. Each poem is divided into an indefinite number of units (abyat, sing. bayt), each containing a varied number of poetic lines. Musically, a muwashshah is performed by a solo singer alternating with responsorial, antiphonal or collective singing in unison, depending on the performing group. The performance of this difficult art, composed by specialists, demands a mastery of both maqams (modes) and usuls, the complicated rythmic patterns of Arabic music.
from the Center for Arabic Culture (CAC)

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Tony Overwater (double bass)

TONY OVERWATER is one of the most notable Dutch bass players. He is a versatile musician, composer, soloist, band leader and supervisor in the Netherlands and far beyond. He graduated with honors from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He won the VPRO / Boy Edgar Prize, the Podium Prize, and an Edison. He worked with extraordinary musicians, including Karin Hammar, Yuri Honing, Pat Metheny, David Murray, Paolo Fresu, Eric Vloeimans and many others. Overwater is also known as an expert organizer. During his time at the conservatory, he founded the Jazz in Motion Foundation and the accompanying record label. | DIFFERENT FORMATIONS Overwater shares his passion for jazz, Arabic music and baroque music with the other members of the...
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TONY OVERWATER is one of the most notable Dutch bass players. He is a versatile musician, composer, soloist, band leader and supervisor in the Netherlands and far beyond. He graduated with honors from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He won the VPRO / Boy Edgar Prize, the Podium Prize, and an Edison. He worked with extraordinary musicians, including Karin Hammar, Yuri Honing, Pat Metheny, David Murray, Paolo Fresu, Eric Vloeimans and many others. Overwater is also known as an expert organizer. During his time at the conservatory, he founded the Jazz in Motion Foundation and the accompanying record label. | DIFFERENT FORMATIONS Overwater shares his passion for jazz, Arabic music and baroque music with the other members of the Rembrandt Frerichs Trio. With this trio, he began playing the violone; a 6-string bass instrument from the Baroque era, predecessor of the double bass. Overwater has been playing with the trio Jungle Boldie for over twenty years, with Maarten Ornstein on reeds and drummer Wim Kegel. This close formation formed the basis for a number of original projects, such as Far East Revisited with the Calefax Reed Quintet and the CD ‘OP’ with Ack van Rooyen and Ernst Reijseger, which received an Edison. Inspired by working with Lebanese singer Rima Khcheich, Tony Overwater developed a new style of playing on the double bass, incorporating the techniques and scales of Arabic music into a unique style. Working with various other bands and musicians, they form a much sought after attraction at festivals in the Middle East and Europe. Music for children has always had a special place in the heart of Overwater. He sees it as his mission to bring jazz and acoustic music of quality to the attention of kids. After the project Kikker Swingt! (Frog Swings!) with Max Velthuijs, he developed various other music shows together with singer-songwriter Lotte van Dijck. | PROJECT ORGANIZATION AND DOCUMENTARY MUSIC Being an architect’s son, Tony Overwater has a fascination for the visual aspects of music. In addition to writing music for various films, documentaries and dance shows, he and Joshua Samson initiated the ‘Guarder of the Key’ Project. A location-based concert, taking place on a set day of the month. Each time the performance is held at a different, secret, location and always with a different guest. The interaction between architecture, environment, music, musicians and the audience makes this special small-scale project a unique experience. Overwater recorded the music for the documentary Om de Oude Wereldzee about Abraham Kuyper, combining his expertise and affinity with Arabic music and classical European music.


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Angelo Verploegen (trumpet)

Angelo Verploegen (Oss, NL,1961) studied Musicology at the Amsterdam University and trumpet at the Jazz Department of the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatory. Angelo is one of the leading Dutch trumpet players around nowadays. His focused yet velvety tone on both trumpet and flugelhorn and his sensitive approach make Angelo a beloved artist. Angelo is active on the scene with groups such as Toïs, The Houdini's and Verploegen, Verhoeff & Van der Westen and he was involved in projects with Bik Bent Braam, Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Bob Brookmeyer's New Art Orchestra. He toured Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia, did co-productions with string orchestra Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam (Richard Dufallo, Wayne Marshall), Schönberg Ensemble (John Adams), Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. Produced most...
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Angelo Verploegen (Oss, NL,1961) studied Musicology at the Amsterdam University and trumpet at the Jazz Department of the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatory. Angelo is one of the leading Dutch trumpet players around nowadays. His focused yet velvety tone on both trumpet and flugelhorn and his sensitive approach make Angelo a beloved artist. Angelo is active on the scene with groups such as Toïs, The Houdini's and Verploegen, Verhoeff & Van der Westen and he was involved in projects with Bik Bent Braam, Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Bob Brookmeyer's New Art Orchestra. He toured Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia, did co-productions with string orchestra Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam (Richard Dufallo, Wayne Marshall), Schönberg Ensemble (John Adams), Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. Produced most of the recordings of The Houdini’s and furthermore internationally released CDs of many vocalists and instrumentalists. Teaches trumpet at the Jazz department of the School of the Arts Utrecht (HKU) and the Jazz & Pop Department of the School of Music Arnhem (ArtEZ). Since 2007 Artistic Director of the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw.

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Maarten Ornstein (clarinet)

Meet Maarten Ornstein. He plays reeds, and is a composer. Of today’s music. This music. In his own words: “This is what I do.” Ornstein is known for his work as an improvisor. After all, lots of roles fit this Dutchman who as a soloist joined forces with Audible Lifestream, SfeQ, The Schönberg Ensemble, The Houdini’s, The Ebony Band, various ensembles led by Tony Overwater, and the Martin Fondse Oktemble. He is also composer and arranger for The New Cool Collective Big Band and some of the aforementioned groups. Previously, he recorded with most of them all and many others. As an instrumentalist Ornstein integrates lyrical fluidity and imagination with maximum control on his reed instruments - mostly clarinet, bass clarinet...
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Meet Maarten Ornstein. He plays reeds, and is a composer.
Of today’s music. This music. In his own words: “This is what I do.” Ornstein is known for his work as an improvisor. After all, lots of roles fit this Dutchman who as a soloist joined forces with Audible Lifestream, SfeQ, The Schönberg Ensemble, The Houdini’s, The Ebony Band, various ensembles led by Tony Overwater, and the Martin Fondse Oktemble. He is also composer and arranger for The New Cool Collective Big Band and some of the aforementioned groups. Previously, he recorded with most of them all and many others. As an instrumentalist Ornstein integrates lyrical fluidity and imagination with maximum control on his reed instruments - mostly clarinet, bass clarinet and tarogato (a sort of wooden soprano saxophone of Romanian and Hungarian origin). Both as a player and composer/ arranger he is in command of his notes, and, while he’s on them, controls your state of mind too. Therefore Turtle Records is very proud to present Ornstein’s first. His first solo recording and his first recorded composed contemporary music that is. “I just wrote down what I like”, he states. Ornstein likes the combined sound of bassoon, various clarinets and the nowadays very rare C melody saxophones, sometimes united with percussion and the human voice. Do not call it classical, neo classical, jazz, worldmusic or worse: modern music. With his W.A.R.P. Ensemble Ornstein plays music that is all written down, yet very alive, and integrates various style elements of the here and now. It’s hip, and it’s serious. It’s of today, and it’s timeless. It challenges the listener, and it is a pure joy to listen to.

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Maarten van der Grinten (guitar)

Maarten van der Grinten (Geleen,NL, 1963) started out playing drums at the age of 9 and took up the guitar three years later. From 1982 until 1987, he studied guitar at the prestigious Hilversum Conservatory with Willem 'Wim' Overgaauw and graduated with the highest honors. In 1987, he was awarded the Loosdrecht Festival Promotion Prize and in '88, he was given a scholarship to continue his studies for one year in New York at the Manhattan School of Music. Whilst there, he started to compose more seriously. He's played and recorded with many Dutch jazz musicians including Wim Overgaauw, Ack van Rooyen and John Engels and visiting players such as Clark Terry and Toots Thielemans along with a number of large ensembles...
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Maarten van der Grinten (Geleen,NL, 1963) started out playing drums at the age of 9 and took up the guitar three years later. From 1982 until 1987, he studied guitar at the prestigious Hilversum Conservatory with Willem 'Wim' Overgaauw and graduated with the highest honors. In 1987, he was awarded the Loosdrecht Festival Promotion Prize and in '88, he was given a scholarship to continue his studies for one year in New York at the Manhattan School of Music. Whilst there, he started to compose more seriously. He's played and recorded with many Dutch jazz musicians including Wim Overgaauw, Ack van Rooyen and John Engels and visiting players such as Clark Terry and Toots Thielemans along with a number of large ensembles including the WDR-Bigband, The Metropole Orchestra, the Willem Breuker Kollektief and the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw .
Maarten is currently co-leading four bands: Dig d'Diz, the Van der Grinten - Herman Quartet, the duo with guitarist Jesse van Ruller and the Brazilan music group Dirindi. He is currently teacher and chairman of the guitar section of the jazz faculty at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, formerly the Hilversum Conservatory.


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Ruven Ruppik (percussion)

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The music and vocals draw you into a peaceful musical adventure and are an ideal partner for reading a good book, cozy in a chair by the fireplace.
Folkmagazine, 01-4-2017

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01.
Atamanna
03:58
(Fouad Abdel Majeed) Rima Khcheich, Angelo Verploegen, Tony Overwater, Maarten Ornstein, Maarten van der Grinten, Ruven Ruppik, Dudok String Quartet
02.
Ijani Ittisal
03:39
(Rabih Mroué) Rima Khcheich, Angelo Verploegen, Tony Overwater, Maarten Ornstein, Maarten van der Grinten, Ruven Ruppik, Dudok String Quartet
03.
Washwishni
03:52
(Rabih Mroué) Rima Khcheich, Angelo Verploegen, Tony Overwater, Maarten Ornstein, Maarten van der Grinten, Ruven Ruppik, Dudok String Quartet
04.
Ma Fik T'oud
03:13
(Rabih Mroué) Rima Khcheich, Angelo Verploegen, Tony Overwater, Maarten Ornstein, Maarten van der Grinten, Ruven Ruppik, Dudok String Quartet
05.
'Indi Ihsass
02:34
(Rabih Mroué) Rima Khcheich, Angelo Verploegen, Tony Overwater, Maarten Ornstein, Maarten van der Grinten, Ruven Ruppik, Dudok String Quartet
06.
Lahin Wa Khaliyyou El Bal
03:09
(Fouad Abdel Majeed) Rima Khcheich, Angelo Verploegen, Tony Overwater, Maarten Ornstein, Maarten van der Grinten, Ruven Ruppik, Dudok String Quartet
07.
Ta'a Bous
03:59
(Rabih Mroué) Rima Khcheich, Angelo Verploegen, Tony Overwater, Maarten Ornstein, Maarten van der Grinten, Ruven Ruppik, Dudok String Quartet
08.
Wayn Ma Kan
03:24
(Rabih Mroué) Rima Khcheich, Angelo Verploegen, Tony Overwater, Maarten Ornstein, Maarten van der Grinten, Ruven Ruppik, Dudok String Quartet
09.
Min Bayn Thiba
04:27
(Fouad Abdel Majeed) Rima Khcheich, Angelo Verploegen, Tony Overwater, Maarten Ornstein, Maarten van der Grinten, Ruven Ruppik, Dudok String Quartet
10.
W Ana Natra
03:47
(Rima Khcheich, Rabih Mroué) Rima Khcheich, Angelo Verploegen, Tony Overwater, Maarten Ornstein, Maarten van der Grinten, Ruven Ruppik, Dudok String Quartet
11.
Wa'ti Assir
03:15
(Cole Porter) Rima Khcheich, Angelo Verploegen, Tony Overwater, Maarten Ornstein, Maarten van der Grinten, Ruven Ruppik, Dudok String Quartet
12.
'Omar El Khayyam
04:26
(Rabih Mroué, Rima Khcheich) Rima Khcheich, Angelo Verploegen, Tony Overwater, Maarten Ornstein, Maarten van der Grinten, Ruven Ruppik, Dudok String Quartet
13.
El Shams
02:33
(Rima Khcheich, Rabih Mroué) Rima Khcheich, Angelo Verploegen, Tony Overwater, Maarten Ornstein, Maarten van der Grinten, Ruven Ruppik, Dudok String Quartet
14.
Ktab
03:03
(Rabih Mroué) Rima Khcheich, Angelo Verploegen, Tony Overwater, Maarten Ornstein, Maarten van der Grinten, Ruven Ruppik, Dudok String Quartet
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