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The "A" Trio is Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Sharif Sehnaoui (acoustic guitar), & Raed Yassin (double bass), performing live at the Konfrontationen Festival in 2012 for two engaging and unique improvisations of texture, tone and technique.

Live in Nickelsdorf [VINYL]

Label: Roaratorio    
Released in: USA    

"If the city of Beirut doesn't leap to mind as a hotbed of avant-garde musical activity, listen up: since 2005, the Al Maslakh label (translation: The Slaughterhouse) has been documenting far-thinking sounds from the small but vital Lebanese scene. The 'A' Trio's first release, Music to Our Ears, was one of the most startling debuts of 2011; now, Roaratorio is proud to present their second album (and first vinyl release): Live in Nickelsdorf, recorded at the Konfrontationen Festival in 2012.

While far from the first to employ extended techniques on their respective instruments, Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Sharif Sehnaoui (acoustic guitar), and Raed Yassin (doublebass) create a music that bears little relation to others who traffic in the same outer realms. Heavily textural, frequently perplexing, sometimes unsettling but always suffused with a provocative intelligence, this is the sound of a collective ur-mind that favors the long gesture over pointillistic strokes. Their capacity for generating aural illusions -- one would be hard-pressed to identify the instrumentation as three acoustic instruments, with no electronics or overdubs whatsoever -- is astounding, but it's their skill at harnessing these uncanny tones into a consistently engaging and powerful sound-world that elevates the 'A' Trio into the front rank of contemporary improvisational groups."-Roatatorio

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A limited edition of 350 copies. Download coupon included.

Label: Roaratorio
Catalog ID: ROAR 032LP
Squidco Product Code: 18670

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: USA
Packaging: Vinyl LP in a cardstock foldover
Recorded live at the Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf on Saturday July 21st, 2012 during the 33rd Konfrontationen Festivel by Michael W. Huon.


Mazen Kerbaj-trumpet

Sharif Sehnaoui-acoustic guitar

Raed Yassin-double bass

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