Borders Behind is the solo debut of Parisian oud player Adnan Joubran. The Palestine native is best known as the youngest of three brothers in the well-respected and highly successful oud trio Le Trio Joubran. With over a decade's worth of recordings under the group's belt, Joubran has stepped out from behind the shadow of his two older brothers Wissam and Samir with the nine-song collection Borders Behind, which features several genre-bending collaborations with diverse artists like French cellist Valentine Moussou, Indian tabla player Prabhu Edouard, and Spanish saxophonist and flautist Jorge Pardo. The daring album combines a multitude of styles and cultures displaying not only Joubran's lyrical playing and thoughtful compositions, but also his desire to learn and explore through collaboration.
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AllMusic Review by Timothy Monger