FROM PAYAM ENTERTAINMENT -
Mohsen Namjoo and his ensemble performed a musical tour de force of his newest creations last Saturday, April 28 at the Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley. The performance at was being recorded live in preparation for an upcoming double-album release later this year.
Thirteen/Eight included a ﬁrst set of Jazz fusion renditions of Namjoo’s new compositions. A performance that took the full-house at the Wheeler Hall by storm. James Riotto (Bass), Rob Shelton (Keyboards) and Ezra Lipp (Drums) accompanied Namjoo in a memorable journey crossing paths between classical Persian traditions and modern American Jazz.
The second set comprised of an innovative solo performance titled “The Japanese Chahar-mezrab” and continued with a series of duets with long-time Namjoo band member Siamack Sanaei on classical guitar.
The audience’s enthusiasm overwhelmed Namjoo and he performed two solo encores of his own favorite song, Sanama, and everyone’s all time favorite solo, Ey Sareban. Namjoo ﬁnally called his full ensemble to perform the ﬁnal track well past the scheduled end of the concert.
Mohsen Namjoo’s next stop will be in Los Angeles on Sunday May 20 at the Orpheum Theatre where he will perform with his Thirteen/Eight ensemble and a surprise guest musician from Los Angeles. Tickets for Thirteen/Eight in Los Angeles are available at ticketmaster.com, Music Box in Los Angeles and Wholesome Choice Market in Irvine.
|Recently by Bita Shafipour||Comments||Date|
|"Thirteen/Eight" upcoming album by Mohsen Namjoo|
|Apr 02, 2012|
|Society of Professional Dreamers|
|Feb 13, 2010|
|Sorrow or bliss|
|Feb 03, 2010|
|نسرین ستوده: زندانی روز||Dec 04|
|Saeed Malekpour: Prisoner of the day||Lawyer says death sentence suspended||Dec 03|
|Majid Tavakoli: Prisoner of the day||Iterview with mother||Dec 02|
|احسان نراقی: جامعه شناس و نویسنده ۱۳۰۵-۱۳۹۱||Dec 02|
|Nasrin Sotoudeh: Prisoner of the day||46 days on hunger strike||Dec 01|
|Nasrin Sotoudeh: Graffiti||In Barcelona||Nov 30|
|گوهر عشقی: مادر ستار بهشتی||Nov 30|
|Abdollah Momeni: Prisoner of the day||Activist denied leave and family visits for 1.5 years||Nov 30|
|محمد کلالی: یکی از حمله کنندگان به سفارت ایران در برلین||Nov 29|
|Habibollah Golparipour: Prisoner of the day||Kurdish Activist on Death Row||Nov 28|