Ibrahim Maalouf plunges into his new adventure 'S3NS', which is his 11th studio album, with the impertinent freedom that only independent artists can still afford. This self-produced collection follows the same logical sequence of creative artisanal construction as all Maalouf’s previous albums, with striking Latin American influences from the very first track.
Since 2007, Ibrahim has produced, composed, arranged, and recorded seventeen albums, composed more than ten classical symphonic works, and created original scores for several films. Ibrahim remains the top-selling instrumentalist in France, Europe, and Middle East, and after performing for more than 1,000 concerts and five world tours, he became the first jazz artist in history to sell out France’s largest concert hall, the AccorHotels Arena in Paris-Bercy. Throughout his career, he has been asked to perform for a wide variety of artists, such as Sting, Salif Keita, Amadou & Mariam, Lhasa de Sela and many others.
On this new album 'S3NS', Ibrahim is surrounded by highly talented guests, notably three virtuoso's from the new generation of Cuban pianists – Harold Lopez Nussa, Alfredo Rodriguez and Roberto Fonsec – as well as the saxophonist Irving Acao and the violinist and singer Ylilian Canizares.
So 'S3NS' seems like an obvious move. Not really jazz, not exactly pop and sometimes rock, Ibrahim Maalouf offers us hybrid, fresh, nostalgic but always unclassifiable music… The real thing from Maalouf, with plenty of Latin flavour!