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Amina Figarova: Classical Jazz

On Sept. 11, 2001, Amina Figarova was visiting friends in the United States and was alone in a Brooklyn apartment, asleep, when the planes hit the towers. She awoke and went out into the streets of a foreign country and saw people who had walked over the Brooklyn Bridge, covered in dust, and others already carrying pictures.

Later, she wrote a nine-piece song cycle about her experience called September Suite. It was released on the Munich label in 2005 and is one of the barest, purest, most moving jazz responses to the events of 9/11.

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