Idris Rahman

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ইদ্রিস রহমান
Idris Rahman (b. 1976) is an English clarinetist, saxophonist and music producer, brother of pianist Zoe Rahman. Born in Chichester, West Sussex to a Bengali father and an English-Irish mother, Rahman was inspired and influenced by Bengali folk, pop, and film music from the 1950s. Idris Rahman is a co-leader and producer of reggae/afrobeat band Soothsayers – they released numerous albums and had been performing across Europe for over ten years.

As a clarinetist, Idris Rahman is a regular member of the Arun Ghosh Sextet, and had collaborated with Aidan Love's Forty Thieves Orkestar, as well as Oriole group. In 2008, he released a Where Rivers Meet album with his sister Zoe Rahman, and appeared as a special guest on Zoe Rahman Trio's Live, recorded at Pizza Express club in April 2007.

Rahman has performed and recorded as a saxophonist with Osibisa, Ayub Ogada, Dodgy, Reem Kelani, Julia Biel and numerous other jazz and world music artists. In addition to all Soothsayers' albums, Idris Rahman also produced and mixed two albums by vocalist Julia Biel, and worked on a few Mercury Prize-nominated albums, including Zoe's second album Melting Pot, and Basquiat Strings With Seb Rochford, a debut release by Basquiat Strings.
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MANUCD004 Idris Rahman - Where Rivers Meet album art Zoe* & Idris Rahman Zoe* & Idris Rahman - Where Rivers Meet(CD, Album) Manushi Records MANUCD004 UK 2008 Sell This Version
MANUCD003 Idris Rahman - Live album art Zoe Rahman Trio With Special Guest Idris Rahman Zoe Rahman Trio With Special Guest Idris Rahman - Live(CD, Album) Manushi Records MANUCD003 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version

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