Selected Reviews From International Magazines & Newspapers

Jamal has created a masterful, culture-jumping musical treat with MIST. Acoustic piano and MIDI orchestra, Arabic modes, and a variety of synthesized instruments (Nay, Oud, Buzuq among others), implemented with finesse, give Jamal’s work a rare freshness. This is the most interesting CD I’ve heard in months.  

  • Michael Gallant – Keyboard Magazine, USA.

Blending orchestral instruments with the brush of Zaki Nassif, glimmering with a Lebanese folklore, composer Jamal A. Hosn… was able to elevate the music from a rural melody that had permeated into the soils of the motherland, to the status of world symphony.  May Menassa – Annahar

Jamal A. Hosn's "Symphonic Poem"…Emotionally charged… Very interesting Orchestration. Los Angeles Times.

Without cause and effect, Jamal A. Hosn is situated between Brahms and Chopin for his two Arabic Dances for Symphony Orchestra, that are marked and sustained by Levantine rhythms and tones. Sounds triumph shine in a beautiful orchestration charged with light and color. Edgar Davidian – L'Orient-Le Jour.

The rhythm raises thousands of questions about man and the universal society, about war, life and death, about destruction and reconstruction, about delving into the realities of an electronic planet. Yaqzan Taqi – Al Mustaqbal.

Music, poetry, melodies and choreography make up his sight and sound show, which fills theaters all over the world  and carries, once again, Lebanon’s avant-garde. Henry Zoghaib – Cedar Wings.

Melodies transport the listeners onto a magic carpet patch consisting of mystic tunes, colors and imagination. The Arab audience was enchanted by Jamal’s music as he formed a unique orchestra where new technologies served as means of conveying the music he played. Panorama Magazine – Oman.

The magical music revived the silent nature of the Jeita Grotto and its calm water. The exceptional melodies of Jamal carry you through sights and sounds, gliding through them far beyond natural boundaries. Dr. Nabil Haddad

Jamal exceeded time barriers to an ocean of creative tunes and colors, with shadows that titillate your eyes and ears.  Mona Taouk – Nidaa’ El-Watan

The public saw the full talent of this multicultural artist through the “eyes of music.”

In short, A. Hosn produces a “poetry of sounds” based on the diversity of his creativity.  The Daily Star

His melodies transcend the depth of the human soul and use the purity of music to address both the universe and man. May Menassa – Annahar.