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Born in Beirut in 1980, trumpet player Ibrahim Maalouf is currently the most popular instrumentalist on the French music scene. His work is notorious for the special amalgamation of multiple musical genres and has been known worldwide for over ten years. Between 2007 and 2019, Ibrahim wrote, composed, and arranged more than 15 albums, both for himself and for other artists. During this time he also orchestrated more than ten symphonic pieces and 15 film scores.
After catching the attention of legendary producer Quincy Jones at a concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2017, Ibrahim becomes one of the artists to whom the American producer provides ongoing support through Los Angeles-based Quincy Jones Productions.
For his latest project 40 Melodies, Maalouf collaborates with guitarist François Delporte, and it is undoubtedly his most personal work to date. For the first time, Maalouf deciphers the exact roots from which his eclectic style sprung, a unique cross-fertilization between baroque music and Arabic improvisations. In his 40th year of life, he returns to the forty melodies that have always lingered in his youth, and enshrine them in the life experiences of today.