Based on a perfect interplay between oud, double bass and drums, the three musicians create an intricate braiding of jazz beats and maqam arabesques, of Eastern finesse and Western assertiveness, crossing all stilistical borders.
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" is what the philosopher Seneca once said to describe coincidence. Playing on the word 'Hazard', meaning risk or destiny, the trio consider their chance encounter in 2011as a lucky strike, created through the combination of talent, the joy of playing and a lucky coincidence.
The trio considers the cross-cultural exchange between East and West as one of the most important sources for their inspiration - Haz'art's music leaves space for a conversation between Bass and Oud to create hybrid melodies that can't be attributed to a specific culture. Boubaker freely improvises on the oud like a musician with Western roots while Sell is one of the few bass players to really dive into Arabic maqam music.
Fadhel Boubaker (Tunis) - oud
Jonathan Sell (Mannheim) - double bass
Dominik Furstberger (Basel) - drums, live electronics