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Amir ElSaffar's Two Rivers projects makes its Chicago debut

Posted By on 08.03.08 at 07:02 PM

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In the upcoming issue I have a story about Iraqi-American musician Amir ElSaffar, whose stunning Two Rivers is a rigorous, beautiful mix of jazz and Iraqi maqam. He'll give it its local debut with a 15-piece ensemble (which includes his regular sextet) at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park on Thursday evening. In case you'd like a little taste before then, here's a track from the album.

Amir ElSaffar, "Diaspora"

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