Ibrahim Maalouf does not see himself working in Hollywood.
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Trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, famed for his award-winning film soundtracks and jazz-inspired mixing of Eastern and Western sounds, believes improvisation is "a way of life".Maalouf was in Lebanon to prepare for a July concert at the Baalbeck International Festival.Composition aside, Maalouf has a passion for the spontaneous.He is the artistic director of m'IMPROvise, a festival held each June in Etampes, near Paris, with Quincy Jones' protege, pianist Alfredo Rodriguez, topping the lineup.He has gathered hundreds of people for joint improvisations, including at the 2015 Fete de la Musique in Paris.Nephew of Lebanese novelist and Academie Francaise member Amin Maalouf, the trumpeter says he does not try to make his music popular.
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