OVERSEAS feat Ihab Radwan

OVERSEAS feat Ihab Radwan
OVERSEAS - promo 2021
OVERSEAS live 2022
OVERSEAS - Ihab Radwan & Toine Thys


arrangement of traditional Egyptian song
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OVERSEAS "TAMAM MORNING", release in 2021 (IGLOO records). TOINE THYS: tenor sax & composition IHAB RADWAN: oud & composition ANNEMIE OSBORNE: cello
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  • country:Belgium
  • region:Mediterranean
  • style(s):Jazz, Oriental
  • label:Igloo Records
  • type:Quintet
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, unplugged
  • artist posted by:OVERSEAS feat Ihab Radwan

Line up

  • Annemie Osborne (Cello)
  • Harmen Fraanje (piano)
  • Ihab Radwan (oud)
  • Toine Thys (saxophone & bass clarinet)
  • Zé Luis nascimento (percussions)


OVERSEAS is the meeting between the Brussels saxophonist Toine Thys and the Egyptian oud player Ihab Radwan (Michel Godard, Youssou N Dour, ..), the percussionist Zé Luis Nascimento (Ayo, Césaria Evora, Al Di Meola, Oumou Sangare), the Luxembourg cellist Annemie Osborne (Tcha Limberger, Magic Malik, Marillion), and the dutch piano Harmen Fraanje (ECM, Ernst Reijseger).

At the crossroads of Arabic music and hijazz modes, jazz and tonal improvisation, classical music and rhythms of brazilian music, they play an evolving repertoire, made of clear, free and melodious compositions.

They first album “Tamam Morning” is to be released in March 2021 on IGLOO Records, and will be presented througout Europe.

These musicians meet and talk about their respective worlds. Their stories and their intonations are different and it is from these differences that we benefit. Simplicity and seriousness, joy and exploration, the quartet plays together with skill on opposites. It is a musical space where the integrity of these artists is respected, but where the taste of adventure and discovery remains essential.
Their language is like a mood, black or white, hot or cold, circulating faster or slower than blood or thought, in invisible veins that are not located in anatomy manual.

« This is music with a life force » ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Songlines (OVERSEAS)

« Album indispensable❗» Jazznews Magazine

« En cette triste ère de confinement planétaire, une telle musique nous fait respirer le grand air. Voilà qui est bien salutaire » ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jazzmag

« Un album qui traverse les frontières des genres avec classe, en visant ce que l’humain a de meilleur. Superbe ! » ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Vers l’Avenir

"Chacune de ces nouvelles formations mixtes que Thys initie est une belle invitation d'ouverture à l'Autre, au monde... Dans le climat ambiant de la peur de l'autre, ses concerts devraient être obligatoires et financés par l'Etat belge comme message d'intérêt publique et pacifique ! » ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Liège City

"The perfect equilibrium. Truly moving"
Jacques Provost "Jazzques", Gaume Jazz Festival

" Onwaarschijnlijk innemend, onverbiddelijk meesterlijk in het streven naar muzikale eenheid. Met een ongewoon vermogen om solistisch te schitteren binnen een complexe structuur van uiteenlopende muzikale genres! " Black Cat, March 2022

TOINE THYS (B): Saxophones, bassclarinet
ZE LUIS NASCIMENTO (BR): percussions
HARMEN FRAANJE (NL): piano (guest)