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Un Autre Monde

Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms Of Resistance

Om Al Aagayeb

Naïssam Jalal - Om Al Aagayeb

Quest of the Invisible

Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible

Liqaa

Naïssam Jalal & Hazem Shaheen

Al Akhareen

Al Akhareen - Osloob & Naïssam Jalal

Almot Wala Alamazala

Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms Of Resistance

Osloob Hayati

Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms Of Resistance

Un Autre Monde

Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms Of Resistance

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« A shock » Jazzmag, « Essential » Jazznews

« Naïssam Jalal pursues her social, racial, and ecological struggles as convincingly as ever. She puts so much persuasiveness in her music, it  reminds the great struggle anthems of John Coltrane, Nina Simone, or Archie Shepp. A sound celebration full of life and hope. This double album is both a concentration of the fears of our time and the lights that we hope to see resurface. » Jazzaround

« Another world then. The one after, here and now. The music of this flutist, an essential figure of the French jazz scene, is a whole world, occupied by rhythms, melodies and voices that feed on influences drawn from across the seas and oceans to, who knows, dream of a unique continent. Naïssam Jalal leads this quest for plural unity carried by all the songs of the possible, at the head of a group where each musician takes care to express the most emotion possible in each chord, each note, each blow. The themes have a soft dreamlike force, the beat is sensual and hypnotic, the sound recording honours these messengers of the appeased beauty. » Jazz mag (SHOCK)

« In her new album, the flutist Naïssam Jalal is accompanied by the band Rhythms of Resistance and the Orchestre National de Bretagne conducted by Zahia Ziouani, and this album is double. Double CD, double view, double background, double glass, double meaning… The flute and the nay’s arabesques take us to « another world », one where we get drunk on music to live instead of surviving. » Médiapart

« Naïssam Jalal has within her the poetic forms and the rare understanding of revolt, and that’s beautiful, touching and exceptional. No doubt that’s her strength, which pushes her to write with her soul each note of this other world called on CD1. It is a raw, radical world that lets however, between two clouds, escape these poetic forms that are so important for her… » Paris Moove

« Naïssam Jalal is a flutist and an inspired and profilic composer. She follows a talented musical path, motivated by passion and curiosity. Born in the suburbs of Paris to Syrian parents, she has assimilated and transcended the essence of European and Arab classical music, the art of jazz improvisation, the urgency of hip hop, the euphoria of funk or the vitality of African traditions, with a keen sense of synthesis and a hyper-sensitive breath. » France Musique

« Naïssam Jalal‘s particularity is to skilfully mix flute, nay and vocals in a very personal way, which looks neither like Roland Kirk nor Magic Malik. The quintet remains at the heart of this live concert, well enhanced by the superb setting offered by the Orchestre National de Bretagne. This setting gives an extra dimension to this music mixing oriental tradition, jazz and classical music, with an sharp sense of melody. » Jazzhalo

February 2021 - Les Couleurs Du Son

Om Al Aagayeb

Naïssam Jalal - Om Al Aagayeb

Production Les couleurs du son / Distribution l'Autre distribution
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Citizen Jazz « Elu » (awarded) album

« With this seventh album, recorded in Cairo in 2017 in the company of thirteen remarkable Egyptian musicians and singers, the Franco-Syrian flutist Naïssam Jalal tells a succession of small stories, feelings, lights and scents, a wandering constellated with tenderness. »
Le Monde – Patrick Labesse

 

« One can only be overwhelmed by such a record, which manages to be both very personal and to speak to anyone with an ear and empathy. To all those who have experienced the uprooting and the discovery of otherness. A work of quiet and disturbing beauty. »
Citizen Jazz – Franpi Barriaux (Album « Elu »)

 

« In this 100% Egyptian album, Naïssam Jalal draws the contours and landscapes of Egyptian musical grammar, while bringing a unique poetry and depth that transcends souls, genres and protocols. » Pan African Music – Elodie Maillot

 

« Om Al Aagayeb is not only a beautiful record, it is a strong and enchanting work. Just listening to it is enough to enrich a day. The compositions, the voices, the instruments, the way they dialogue, the way they respect each other and turn together towards the light and guide us towards wholeness. » Qobuz – Benjamin Mimimum

06/12/2019

Quest of the Invisible

Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible

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Awarded at the Victoire du jazz 2019 « unclassifiable album », « 4 f » Télérama, « 4* » Jazz Mag, « Indispensable » Jazz News.

 

« In the luminous double album Quest of the Invisible, the magic is there, the invisible becomes palpable, the trio lifts us from reverie to trance. » – Fip

 

« Naïssam Jalal signs a major work, intimate and transcendental. » – Qwest TV

 

« A quest that oscillates between shadow and light, contemplation and trance, silence and music. Naïssam Jalal approaches the shores of spirituality with a totally invested quartet . » – France musique

 

« It has been a while since we felt that the DNA of a masterpiece was flowing in Naïssam Jalal’s veins. – Grigri

 

« Silence resounds in the muffled strokes and the invisible takes shape in the repetitive notes of the piano, the evanescent lyricism of the strings and the oriental reminiscences of the flutes. » – Télérama

 

« Naïssam Jalal signs a major work, intimate and transcendental. » – Qwest TV

 

« Naïssam Jalal opens the transparent door that leads to the space within by holding onto the immaterial thread of music. Eight pieces channeled by the pure breath of the flute and the nay, enveloped in celestial songs, traversed by hypnotic rhythms, with the almost supernatural complicity of Leonardo Montana, Claude Tchamitchian and Hamid Drake. This fifth album is his Love Supreme. » – Jazz Mag ****

 

« This album, as successful as it is amazing, sounds like a fine ECM production out of the nest. » – Jazz News (Indispensable)

 

« In her perpetual quest for vibrations and emotions, the precious Naïssam Jalal elaborates subtle sound spaces rich in reminiscences and colors. A hypnotic and mystical jazz. » – Hiko’s chronicles

 

« A disarmingly obvious little gem, a superb introspective meditation. » – Drama

 

« Irrigated with lyricism, Quest of the Invisible is an intense and moving opus, inhabited by mystery and a soothing fullness. » – Amina

 

« The Beautiful is apprehended with eyes closed. A deeply soothing, beautiful album. » – Ena Mag

01/03/2019 - Production Les couleurs du son / Distribution l'Autre distribution

Liqaa

Naïssam Jalal & Hazem Shaheen

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Juillet 2018 - Production Institut du monde arabe / Distribution Pias

Al Akhareen

Al Akhareen - Osloob & Naïssam Jalal

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Favorite of the FNAC record shops, a burning record…

 

« Naïssam Jalal and Osloob release an incandescent masterpiece. Vital breath of a dreamed emancipation, the dove flute embraces the thick and knotted word like the olive tree. It is overwhelming. » – L’Humanité

 

« A new and uncompromising repertoire, a moving poetics, a lyricism full of hope. » – Qobuz

 

« A powerful machine that carries its words of anger and its verses of hope. » – Mediapart’s blog

 

« Al Akhareen take us to the depths of their mixed identities, their dreams and their stories, in an ode to the other, to others. » – Views

 

« There is a critical climate hovering over this record that still demands a spirit of resistance. » – Jazz news

 

« A careful production that never falls into cliché or tawdriness. » – Citizen Jazz

 

« A hip-hop jazz universe, supported by lyrics mixing revolt and melancholy. » – Lylo

 

« A clever combination of urban grooves, jazz and traditional sounds, breaking boundaries and conventions through a new aesthetic. A deep and poetic approach to the notion of freedom. » – Hiko’s reviews

 

« An intense record » – Le courrier de l’Atlas

March 2018 - Production Les couleurs du son / Distribution l'Autre distribution

Almot Wala Alamazala

Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms Of Resistance

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4th best-selling jazz album in France when it was released in 2016, more than 4000 copies sold, « Coup de Cœur 2017 » from the Académie Charles Cros, « 4 f » Télérama, « 4* » Jazz Mag, « Essential » Jazz News, for the album « Almot Wala Almazala », « Revelation band 2017 » from Citizen Jazz with the quintet Rhythms of Resistance.

 

« An admirable and magnificent album » – Jazz Mag ****

 

 

« Nimbed with mystery and poetry, Almot wala Almazala is a record of athmospheres and emotions, carried by an unprecedented lyricism » – Télérama ffff

 

« Her music is a claim without self-pity. It just carries in it the rage that animates our human condition with, for aspiration, the freedom ».
– Liberation

 

« Inhabited by a spiritual depth and a captivating intensity, Almot wala Almazala draws a lively fluid course of fire and spirit. Deeply moving! » – Jazz News

 

« Naïssam Jalal, angry, bruised, stunned, horrified or focused on the memory of a culture now devastated, her music appears as a direct projection of her soul, a vivid painting of the feelings that animate her. » – Les inrocks

 

« Rooted in the oriental tradition, Naïssam Jalal evolves freely in the interstices of jazz and improvised music, with the precision of a demanding personality in everything. Her music is instrumental but her speech is clear. – Kalakuta

 

« A music within the reach of all living souls, of all ears listening to the world ». – The Mountain

November 2016 - Les Couleurs Du Son

Osloob Hayati

Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms Of Resistance

First album
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« With her new opus Osloob Hayati « My way of life », the French-Syrian flutist revolutionizes the boundaries of jazz by offering her nomadic style with her quintet Rythms of Resistance. A journey without borders whose objective is to open minds. » – RFI

 

« Naïssam Jalal release an album that stands out for the strength of its musical construction and its message. With her fertile breath, she magnificently links maqams, African pentatonic scales, jazz improvisation and the beatbox technique created by Afro-American rap. » – l’Humanité

 

« The French-Syrian flutist and composer blows the infinite rhythms of her resistance, as much musical as political. Her language is free, with a rare finesse and a nomadic depth. It is reinvented in contact with her musicians and her audience, at each concert. » – RFI

 

« Naïssam Jalal, lady flute on the groove, has criss-crossed the Middle East, but it is on the Parisian stages that she became well-knowed (and appreciated), grooving with her flute in the jazz, oriental and afro galaxies, where she excels. An enterprising and intrepid soloist, with a group of young jazz wolves and much more… » – Radio Nova

 

« Naïssam Jalal evokes a current resistance. It is played in the patio of our global and hyper-connected houses. Songs of tolerance, her music – committed, beautiful, courageous, improvised – sounds like a bulwark against the religious fanaticism and security withdrawal that tear apart our daily lives. » – Jazz News

 

« Rebellious with virtuoso assaults from her transverse flute and her nay flute, this groover prefers breaks in rhythm, lightly touched themes and the suspense of improvisation. » – Telerama

 

« The young Syrian-born flutist Naïssam Jalal is the most impressive at the head of her own ensemble, the cosmopolitan Rhythms of Resistance. Naïssam creates a music in her image: mixed and combative, which fuses compositions of great melodic richness, undulating grooves, precious harmonies referring to the music of the Middle East and a certain modal lyricism evoking as much as the nomadic music of Don Cherry and the obsessive mystical jazz of John Coltrane. – Jazz Mag

 

« Naïssam Jalal’s flute is straightforward, we can recognize her sincerity no matter how intense the musicians play.  » – Citizen Jazz

 

« With this first album under her name, Naïssam Jalal signs a master stroke, because her album will suit both traditional music lovers and those who like to mix them up. Between two worlds, between two musics, in this interval, this syncopation where everything is possible and everything is created. – Sun Ship

March 2015 Les Couleurs Du Son

Aux Résistances

Noun Ya

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« Naïssam Jalal (flute and voice) and Yann Pittard (oud and guitar) link oriental, classical, jazz and electro traditions, drawing peaceful but lively arabesques carved in improvisation – LYLO (2009)

 

« The duo Noun Ya dedicates, with the album Aux Résistances, its nine unclassifiable pieces to the people and artists they met in India, Lebanon, Egypt, Mali. Creation without borders. It remains for us to listen to this unusual musical poetry in order to hear once again a strength and energy velvety with hope – Tous Montreuil (2009)

Released in 2009