NEW YORK TIMES:
The Playlist: Amir ElSaffar, ‘Ya Ibni, Ya Ibni (My Son, My Son)’

NEW YORK TIMES: The Playlist: Amir ElSaffar, ‘Ya Ibni, Ya Ibni (My Son, My Son)’

BY GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO

"On 'Not Two,' the 17-piece orchestra’s debut album, Middle Eastern, Western and South Asian instruments often work in unison, sometimes moving in short and almost truncated phrases, sometimes in longer, looping patterns...Mr. ElSaffar’s solo, almost stationary, circling a single note, has a particular beauty."

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