Composed after returning from Turkey, Blue Silk evokes the impressions of the Mediterranean, the tiled walls, the silk and carpet bazaars, and the Blue Mosque. Great performances by international artists! 'Raheb is an original and thoughtful composer with a sophisticated palette.' Featuring: Jeff Raheb - guitars, vocals and percussion Rudy Berger - violin Roger Rosenberg - flute, soprano, bass clarinet Mike Karn - tenor sax Sue Maskaleris - piano, vocals Joanne DeSarle - vocals Ron McClure - bass Chris Hughs - drums Vanderlei Pereira & Cyro Baptista - percussion Jeff Raheb is an eclectic artist whose work fuses a variety of elements from jazz, Brazilian, Middle Eastern and contemporary musical styles in pursuit of a new musical language. Mr. Raheb has written nearly 200 works for small and large ensembles. His music has been performed in the U.S., Europe and Australia. He has been a featured composer on WBGO, WBAI, WKCR, WNYC and WBVD radio in New York. Mr. Raheb is also a member of the BMI Jazz Composers Orchestra workshop and leads his own 18 piece jazz orchestra. He was a finalist on the 2001 Julius Hemphill Jazz Orchestra Composition competition.
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