Tarek Yamani / PENINSULAR / 2017

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"Peninsular" is a new work that blends the virtually unexplored rhythms of the Arabian Peninsula with the frameworks of African-American jazz.
The music of the Khaleej (common term used to describe the Arabian Gulf) is famous for its laid-back feel and distinguished sense of swing - a trait not found in the music of the rest of the Middle East. 
In "Peninsular", Tarek experiments with the use of “quarter tones” in a rich harmonic context. Tarek plays on both, acoustic piano and electric keyboard with the latter being programmed to play the quarter tones found in Arabic maqam, giving the compositions an added dimension. 

1. Indisar – اندسار   
2. Hala Land – هلا لاند    
3. Samrias – سامرياس   
4. Qumairah – قميرة 
5. Al Qorbi Nasnas – القرب نسنس
6. Gate of Tears – باب عدن
7.  Peninsular – بننسلر
8. Rastprints – أثر راست
9. Ayyala Cubana - عيالة كوبانا

Tarek Yamani: Piano, Quarter Tone Keyboard
Elie Afif: Acoustic Bass
Khaled Yassine: Drums
Wahid Mubarak: Percussion
Ahmad Abdel Rahim: Percussion
Adil Abdallah: Guest Vocals

Produced by Tarek Yamani
Recorded in Dubai and Doha
Mixed & Mastered in New York City

Cover art: Alien Technology by Monira Al Qadiri

Commissioned by the Abu Dhabi Festival

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Tarek Yamani / LISAN AL TARAB: Jazz Conceptions in Classical Arabic / 2014

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Tarek Yamani: Piano
Petros Klampanis: Bass
John Davis: Drums
Produced by Tarek Yamani
Recorded at Lofish Studios, NYC
Mixed & Mastered by David Darlington at Bass Hit Studios, NYC


Tarek Yamani Trio / ASHUR / 2012

Tarek Yamani: Piano
Goran Krmac: Tuba
Kristijan Krajncan: Drums
Produced by Tarek Yamani
Recorded at Fattoria Musica, Osnabruck
Mixed by Chris Weeda, Amsterdam
Mastered by Peter Brussee, Hilversum

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Below are albums that I recorded as a sideman, co-leader, arranger or producer

  RONY AFIF  /  Zourouf  / 2014   Rony Afif : Drums, Compositions  Tarek Yamani : Piano, Arrangement, Producer  Troy Roberts : Sax  Alex Claffy : Bass

RONY AFIF / Zourouf / 2014

Rony Afif: Drums, Compositions
Tarek Yamani: Piano, Arrangement, Producer
Troy Roberts: Sax
Alex Claffy: Bass

  Kristijan Krajncan /   SIBERIAN BEAR  / 2012   Ambrose Akinmusire : Trumpet  Jimmy Greene : Saxophones  Lojze Krajncan : EWI  Tarek Yamani : Piano  Nate Allen : Bass  Kristijan Krajncan  : Drums

Kristijan Krajncan / SIBERIAN BEAR / 2012

Ambrose Akinmusire: Trumpet
Jimmy Greene: Saxophones
Lojze Krajncan: EWI
Tarek Yamani: Piano
Nate Allen: Bass
Kristijan Krajncan: Drums

 

  KHILKHAL / 2006    Natalie  (piano, arrangement: Tarek Yamani, produced by Tarek Yamani & Khaled Yassine)

KHILKHAL / 2006

Natalie (piano, arrangement: Tarek Yamani, produced by Tarek Yamani & Khaled Yassine)

  Ziad Ahmadieh / BEYOND TRADITIONS / 2006   Ghazal Al Riq (piano, arrangement: Tarek Yamani; produced by Tarek Yamani, Khaled Yassine & Fouad Afra)

Ziad Ahmadieh / BEYOND TRADITIONS / 2006

Ghazal Al Riq (piano, arrangement: Tarek Yamani; produced by Tarek Yamani, Khaled Yassine & Fouad Afra)

 

AKSSER [2001 - 2006]

  EMI 2006   -  Anjad Mish ilik   (remixed and produced by Tarek Yamani)  -  Ahla Bil Chabeb   (written by Wael, Houssam & Tarek)

EMI 2006

Anjad Mish ilik (remixed and produced by Tarek Yamani)
Ahla Bil Chabeb (written by Wael, Houssam & Tarek)

  Chich Prod 2003    -   3am Behkeh Bil Soukout   (composed & produced by Tarek Yamani)

Chich Prod 2003

3am Behkeh Bil Soukout (composed & produced by Tarek Yamani)

  Aksser   - Khartouch - 2001

Aksser - Khartouch - 2001