By Laman Ismayilova
Mugham master Gochaq Asgarov and French jazzman Pierre de Tregoman have released a joint album "MUĞHAM SOULS".
A fantastic concert, filled with great music will be held in Paris on this occasion. Gala concert will be organized with support of Association of Friends of Azerbaijan in France at the Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre church, November 26, Report News Agency informs.
The release of the disk in Italy is a grand event in music world.
The album features successful synthesis of jazz with mugham that UNESCO recognized as the masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Gochaq Asgarov and Pierre de Tregoman brilliantly united mugham with western melodies.
The two masters will be accompanied at the concert by Elnur Mikayilov (kamancha), Kamran Karimov (naghara), Vasif Huseynzade (piano).
Pierre de Trégomain played with his Quartet in festivals and jazz clubs throughout France and Europe and gained a solid reputation for his stage performances and improvisation.
Previously, Pierre visited Baku to take mugham lessons from khananda Gochag Askarov.
With the help of mugham singer, Pierre learned such main mughams as with "Rast", "Bayati-Shiraz".
Gochag Askarov performed at dozens of international music festivals in Europe, Asia, and Middle East. After his successful performance at Shanghai World Music Festival-2014, he was named "Prince of classical Azerbaijani mugham" .
His albums released in 2011 and 2013 were reviewed by Songline, The Wire (UK), Trad, Les Inrocks (France), and All About Jazz (Italy), and many other renowned European magazines.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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