Smadj

Smadj

Real Name:
Jean-Pierre Smadja
Profile:
Jean-Pierre Smadja (Smadj) Tunisian born, Parisian musician grew up listening to Oriental, Brazilian, funk, soul, and folk music.

Entering a jazz school at age 15 due to his intense interest in the guitar, Smadjs musical development came to be characterized by transforming traditional jazz styles into eclectic sounds.
This interest in the mechanics of making music led Smadj to pursue a degree in sound engineering, which led to a fruitful career as a recording & sound engineer for famous classical and folk musicians.
Releasing his first album in 1994, it wasnt until 2000 that Smadj became recognized on an international scale for his signature blending of acoustic and electronic sounds on Equilibriste, which would ascend on the European World Music Charts to the number 4 position.
In 2002, Smadj joined fellow ud magician, French musician Mehdi Haddab, for a special project that would transport the oud to the 21st century in DuOuD.
Supporting their triumph of an album with a 2 year world tour, the album also received 2nd place in the Best Album category at the prestigious BBC World Music Awards.
In 2003, Smadj joined master percussionist Burhan Öçal for the Kırklareli İl Sınırı and in 2005 he stepped behind the scenes to serve as artistic director for Burhan Öçals New Dream.
He recorded his last album S.O.S released in december in turkey with 2 turkish virtuosos Savas Zurnaci and Orhan Osman.
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Smadj Discography

Albums

BW2126 Smadj Equilibriste(CD) M.E.L.T. 2000 BW2126 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ELM 8027CD, 89227-2 Smadj New Deal(CD, Album) Electric M.E.L.T., EFA ELM 8027CD, 89227-2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
Burhan Öçal & The Trakya All Stars Featuring Smadj Burhan Öçal & The Trakya All Stars Featuring Smadj - Kırklareli İl Sınırı (Album) Doublemoon Turkey 2003 Sell This Version
Smadj Take It and Drive (Album) Most Records France 2004 Sell This Version
DM0032 Smadj Smadj Presents SOS (S.O.S.: Smadj, Orhan Osman and Savas Zurnaci)(CD, Album, Dig) Doublemoon DM0032 Turkey 2005 Sell This Version
Burhan Öçal & The Trakya All Stars Featuring Smadj Burhan Öçal & The Trakya All Stars Featuring Smadj - Trakya Dance Party (Album) Doublemoon Turkey 2006 Sell This Version
MVSBF09058 Smadj Selin(CD, Album) MVS Records, Bassofone! MVSBF09058 France 2009 Sell This Version
MVSBI 10098 Cem Yıldız - Smadj & Rustam Mahmudzade Cem Yıldız - Smadj & Rustam Mahmudzade - (CD, Album) MVS Records MVSBI 10098 France 2010 Sell This Version
smadjcdoo Smadj Fuck The DJ(CD, Album) Smadj Records smadjcdoo France 2012 Sell This Version
JV 570064 Smadj Spleen(CD, Album) Jazz Village JV 570064 France 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Smadj Etrange Comet Records France 1999 Sell This Version
BWR2127 Smadj Il Est Fou(12") M.E.L.T. 2000 BWR2127 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ELM 8028 Smadj Asma / New Deal(12") Electric M.E.L.T. ELM 8028 UK 2000 Sell This Version

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