To see a way through a turbulent world, French flutist and singer Naïssam Jalal likes to draw inspiration from traditional cultures and customs. With Healing Rituals, she brings together Egyptian, Moroccan and American traditions focused on collective grace.
In quartet, she presents a powerful ninth album.
Jalal's whispered art is a true ritual, drawing inspiration from customs to soothe and heal. For this, she was awarded at the Victoires du Jazz as recently as 2019. From her connection with nature, she transforms this powerful energy into music. Good for feelings of peace, fullness and wonder.
Naïssam Jalal Quartet
Naïssam Jalal (flute, voice, nay, composition), Clément Petit (cello), Claude Tchamitchian (double bass), Zaza Desiderio (drums)
Pianist Bram De Looze is characterized by extraordinary technique, layered melodic insight and by now an impressive record of achievements. He continues to enrich and refine his playing. After lauded work with the New York master drummer Eric McPherson and the impressive Berlin bassist Felix Henkelhausen, he returns to the keyboard alone.
He presents his fourth solo album, out Jan. 19, '24, on Dutch label DOX Records.
The main ingredient remains his challenge to dare to leave music open in the moment itself and be connected to the potential it offers. De Looze digs deeper into his playing of free improvisations and his own compositions, changing rules without sacrificing playing pleasure and dynamics.
'These imaginary healing rituals address the three requirements of a suffering body: stillness, trance and beauty. Silence for calm, cooling and contemplation. Trance to forget pain and fear. Beauty to nourish the mind to find hope and zest for life in the face of the ugliness of a suffering body.
Healing Rituals is a quartet close to "chamber music" that embodies the modernity of these rituals. And yet they are in line with healing rituals from ancestral and often animistic traditions that inspired me to compose them. - Naïssam Jalal
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