"Beedel" is the name of the new album by the Iranian music composer and instrumentalist Majid Derakhshani and vocalist Katayoun Goudarzi which was just released in the US. In this album Majid Derakhshani (Tar, Vocal ), Katayoun Goudarzi (Vocal ), Shaho Andalibi (Ney) , Arman Sigarchi ( Oud ), Kevin Hays ( Piano ) and Abhiman Kaushal ( Tabla ) created over 70 minutes of mesmerizing music.
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Majid Derakhshani is considered one of Iran's most important and influential composers and instrumentalists of the Persian classical music. His instruments are the tar and the setar. Majid Derakhshani has been composing for and performing with Mohammad Reza Shajarian one of Iran's greatest vocalists of all time.
Katayoun Goudarzi: Known for her distinctive melodic style of recitation which blends an emotive rendition of the poetry with meticulous attention to the linguistic and lyrical integrity of the piece, Katayoun Goudarzi 's performance and recording credits include collaboration with the master of Indian Sitar Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan, saxophonist and composer Tim Ries [of the Rolling Stones], jazz pianist and composer Kevin Hays, percussionist and arranger Satoshi Takeishi, composer and Tar & Setar player Ustad Majid Derakhshani amongst others.
Shaho Andalibi: Trained by Jamshid Andalibi and Iraj Andalibi, Shaho Andalibi is one of Iran's best ney players. Shaho is currently a member of Shahnaz Ensemble ( performing with Mohammad Reza Shajarian & Majid Derakhshani ) and Khorshid Ensemble under the direction of Majid Derakhshani.
Arman Sigarchi: Trained by Mohammad Reza Lotfi, Majid Derakhshani and Majid Kiani, Arman Sigarchi 's recording and performance credits include collaboration with Shahram Nazeri, Mohammad Reza Lotfi, Majid Derakshani, Sedigh Tarif, Salar Aghili, Alireza Ghorbani and Mohammad Motamedi amongst others.
Abhiman Kaushal is an outstanding tabla artist who is much sought after for his sensitive accompaniment and intense solo playing. Kaushal has numerous recordings including "Ravi Shankar in Venice," "Farewell My Friend" (with Ravi Shankar), and "Passages" (with Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass). National Geographic has recorded his tabla for the soundtrack to their documentary "Man Eaters of North India." He has also recorded for various world music compilations, Zoolander the movie and has performed live for MTV's Aerosmith icon show.
Kevin Hays: Jazz Pianist and composer Kevin Hays has now recorded nearly a dozen CD's as a leader including 3 critically acclaimed recordings for Blue Note Records : His 'Seventh Sense' CD was recognized as one of the 'Top 40 Jazz Releases of the Year' by Musician Magazine and praised by The New York Times. His trio recording for that label which featured Jazz legends Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette was awarded 4 stars in DownBeat Magazine. Kevin Hays a a core member of Saffron Ensemble along with Katayoun Goudarzi, Tim Ries, Shujaat Husain Khan and Satoshi Takeshi.
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