Alchemy  /  Al-Andalus · Tarik & Julia Banzi








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© ℗ Tarik & Julia Banzi

2006
[52:00]










1. Casida de la muchacha dorada   [6:05]   texto: LORCA / Music: Banzi   +   Al Haik, Sana 25, Basit Shoughl

2. al-Boustan   [3:05]   San'a, Insiraf, Btayhi al Maya, San'a

3. Cantiga de Santa Maria #100   [3:40]   CSM  100

4. Housnak ishtahar fe Garnata   [3:08]   Qaym wa nisf, San'a Shoughl, Tushiya

5. Jinete   [6:06]   texto: LORCA / Music: Banzi

6. Tushiya al-Istihilal   [3:42]   nouba

7. Durme donzella   [5:57]   ladino lullaby / Music: Banzi

8. Alchemy   [3:07]   Music: Banzi ~~ Soleá

9. Aklie abbah   [2:54]   San'a, Shoughl Zajal, Qaym wa nisf

10. Conversation   [7:26]   Banzi/Chkara / Andalusi improvisation

11. Granadina   [7:43]   Live / Music: Banzi







Al Andalus
Tarik Banzi — oud, guitar, snitra, bass, percussion
Julia Banzi — flamenco guitar
Noureddine Chkara — violin, voice
Virtudes Sánchez — voice



Recorded, mixed & mastered in Al-Andalus studio, Tangier, Morocco, 2005-6
Except # 11, recorded live in Tacoma, WA at Pacific Lutheran University in Lagerquist Recital Hall,
at a concert for the 17th annual meeting for the Guild of American Luthiers (2004)
& #8, recorded in Billy Oskay Studio (www. bigredstudio.com)


Introduction Text: Ted Gioia (www.tedgioia.com)

Calligraphy: Risa Gettler (www.inkcredible.org )
Cover 'Alchemy' written in Visigothic versals,
the 'hand' (font), exclusive to Spain used in the Beatus' from mid 800's thru mid 1100's CE.

Typesetting: Julia Banzi
Photography: Elena Delgado
Artwork & Graphic Design: Tarik Banzi

Thank you to Max Horowitz, Ted Gioia, Risa Gettler, Billy Oskay








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