Golfam Khayam, Mona Matbou Riahi – Narrante (2016) [Qobuz 24-96]

Golfam Khayam, Mona Matbou Riahi – Narrante (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 55:54 minutes | 988 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Digital Booklet | © ECM

Narrante is the highly attractive ECM debut album of Golfam Khayam and Mona Matbou Riahi, otherwise known as the Naqsh Duo.

The guitarist and clarinetist, both born in Teheran, have pursued further musical adventures outside Iran while remaining fascinated and strongly influenced by their homelands rich and diverse traditions.

In the process they have arrived at a synthesis of their own, finding points of contact between aspects of Persian tradition and contemporary music. The forms, modes, drones and rhythms of Persian music as well its call for improvisation are redeployed, to new creative ends, in their fresh and vital work.

Narrante was recorded in July 2015 at Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in Lugano and produced by Manfred Eicher and Ramin Sadighi.

1. Testamento 05:22
2. Arioso 04:01
3. Lacrimae 08:39
4. Battaglia 09:41
5. Parlando 05:40
6. Sospiro 05:16
7. Narrante 05:38
8. Silenzio 05:54
9. Lamento – Furioso 05:43


Golfam Khayam, guitar
Mona, Matbou Riahi, clarinet