Live At Abbey Road (2017)

JT 2017 Media Release: Click here for ‘Live At Abbey Road’ album Media Release July 2017 “I love the tradition, that’s what inspires me, but I’m not here to conform. I’m here to be myself, honour my ancestors and play my part.” “James plays Req like no one else and his vision and sensitivity add […]

World Music – (2016)

JT 2016 Video: Click here to see the making of the ‘World Music’ album at Church St Studios … a tour de force of an album that reaffirms composing and arranging flair and reveals his capacity to play a staggering array of instruments.World Music underlines the ambiguity that characterises the young maestro’s music, blurring boundaries […]

Truth Seekers, Lovers and Warriors (2015)

ABC CLASSICS 2015 Nominated for the Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) “Best World Music Album 2015” …his flashy technique can be dizzying – try dancing to his warp-speed Odd Tango and you’ll get spaghetti limbs – but movements such as the spiralling variations of Truth Seeker Suite In A are pure witchcraft. If you have […]

Permission to Evaporate (2014)

Purchase: iTunes ABC CLASSICS 2014 Winner of the Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) “Best World Music Album 2014” This album is a wondrous ride through Tawadros’s vivid musical imagination, accompanied by some of the most outstanding players in the world. – Peter Winkler, The Music Trust Tracks Featured Artists Joseph Tawadros (Oud), Christian McBride (Double […]

Chameleons of the White Shadow (2013)

ABC CLASSICS 2013 Winner of the Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) “Best World Music Album 2013” With the inclusion of renowned banjo player Bela Fleck, the gifted Hammond organ playing of Joey DeFrancesco and Richard Bona’s bass – the result is a successful interplay, and often joyous push-pull between elements. Displaying his now-legendary skills as […]

Concerto of the Greater Sea (2012)

JT 2012 Nominated for the Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) “Best World Music Album 2012” Concerto of The Greater Sea captures the oud player and his younger brother, percussion prodigy James Tawadros, on home soil and in the company of the ACO’s Richard Tognetti, one of the country’s most distinguished violinists-conductors, connecting with more of […]

Band of Brothers (2011)

Purchase: ABC ABC CLASSICS 2011 Nominated for an Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) “Best World Music Album 2011” “The exotic sounds of the oud and req’ add an intriguing dimension to this eclectic program. Each a distinguished artist in his own right, this collaboration showcases the very best of Australian talent.The Band of Brothers is […]

The Hour of Separation (2010)

Purchase: iTunes JT 2010 Nominated for an Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) “Best Jazz Album 2011” For The Hour of Separation Tawadros and his percussionist brother, James, went to New York and enlisted three of jazz’s heavyweights: drummer Jack DeJohnette, guitarist John Abercrombie and bassist John Patitucci. The results should raise the international profile of […]

The Prophet: Music Inspired by the Poetry of Khalil Gibran (2009)

Purchase: iTunes JT 2009 Winner of Limelight Award for Best World Music Achievement 2010Nominated for an Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) for Best World Music Album 2010 He uses the wonderfully reflective qualities and tones of the solo oud to explore Gibran’s themes, from the tenderness and hesitancy of Love to the confidence of Self […]

Angel (2008)

Purchase: iTunes JT 2008 Winner of Limelight Award for Best World Music Achievement 2008, Nominated for an Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) for Best World Music Album 2008 Angel confirmed his ability as a composer to fuse and blend convincingly and unselfconsciously, while rooting the music in that Egyptian heritage… Melodies to summon Angels… Impassioned […]