As part of EFG London Jazz Festival, Palestinian composer and Oud player Saied Silbak presents his newest album “The Small Things”.
In this thought-provoking, musically innovative and beautifully crafted performance, Silbak will be performing – for the first time – his newest original instrumental pieces as well as songs, exposing the attentive listener to a rich and exquisite sound.
With Silbak’s unique understanding of different music traditions, from Arab, Turkish and Indian to classical Western styles, “The Small Things” uses his signature fusion of these styles to express reality as he sees it. Drawing on his personal experience living amongst two different cultures, he shares the thoughts behind the things that are often overlooked – yet, are ultimately what give life its vibrant colours.
For this special EFG London Jazz Festival show, Silbak performs in a quintet format with clarinet and Nay player Mohamed Najem, percussionist and composer Bernhard Schimpelsberger, pianist Meg Morley and bassist Tom Mason.