Named after a ninth century singer, musician and composer in Haroun Al-Rashid's court in Baghdad, the Ziryab Trio has continued to explore the Arabic and Turkish music of the 19th and 20th centuries. Performing on oud, violin, and percussion, the group has resurrected the compositions of such influential songwriters as Riad Al-Sunbati, Tanburi Jemil Bey, and Muhammed Al-Qasabji. The Ziryab Trio represents the joint efforts of musicians from the multi-ethnic instrumental ensemble Bustan Abraham, Taiseer Elias, Nassim Dakwar, and Zohar Fresco. One of the Middle East's leading oud players, Elias had previously formed the Orchestra of the Classical Arab World. Violinist Dakwar, who established a musical conservatory in the Arab village of Tarshiha, also serves as principal violinist for the Nazareth Orchestra of Classical Arab Music. Percussionist Fresco, the son of Turkish-Jewish parents, is a much-in-demand session player and has recorded with numerous Israeli artists including vocalist Noa.
Ziryab Trio consists of Taiseer Elias (oud), Nassim Dakwar (violin) and Zohar Fresco (percussion). "Mashreq Classics" was recorded live in the Jerusalem Theater during the Israel Festival in June, 1995. In this concert, the Ziryab Trio was accompanied by Avraham Salman (kanun) and Emmanuel Mann (bass).
Ziryab Trio الثلاثي زرياب - Mashreq Classics فن المشرق
01 Longa Riad
02 Sihr Al-Sharq (Magic Of The Orient)
03 Chutwat Habibi (Steps Of My Beloved)
04 Taqsim Qanoun In Homayun Mode
05 Sama'i Shat Araban
06 Zikrayati (My Memories)
07 Sama'i Nahawand
08 Riqq Solo
09 Sama'i Farahfaza
10 Suzinak Sakiz Kasap Oyun Havasi