Abolhassan Eqbal-Azar (Eqbalossoltan) was born in a village called Alvand, 6 kilometers from the city of Qazvin in the northwest of Iran. The exact date of his birth is under question; it was probably some time in 1866. His father, Molla Musa, was one of the teachers in Haj Molla Salleh Qazvini Seminary. Unlike most seminary teachers, he made a living not by teaching but by working on his farm after school hours. Young Eqbal lost his father when he was only seven and had to move to the city of Qazvin with his family.
Eager to learn more, Eqbal took lessons from Haji Molla Karim Qazvini, one of the vocalists in Nasseredin Shah’s house. As a result, the young student soon mastered the different radifs of Persian music.
Upon his acquaintance with Darvish Khan and the other musicians of his day, Eqbal took a trip to Tblisi to produce a record and give a live performance. He was accompanied by Darvish Khan (tar), Baqer Khan Rameshgar (kamancheh), Seyed Hoseyn Taherzadeh (vocals) and Abdolah Davami (tasnif and carb).
▽ 2011 released “Songs of Eqbal Azar 3” & “Songs of Eqbal Azar 4” vol.3のみ〜再入荷待ち
Abolhasan Eqbal Azar was one of the greatest Iranian Singers, and three other CDs of his singings were released by Mahoor Institute of Culture and Art. This collection includes some unpublished pieces which were recorded during various periods of his life. The frist eleven tracks are recorded in the trip to Tbilisi with Darvish Khan, Baqer Khan, Taherzade and Abdollah Davami. The next 6 tracks are his singing with kamanche playing of Messiuer Haik which are all sung in Turkish. The 18th and 19th pieces are from two records with Shahnazi Orchestra and the last two pieces are recorded at a radio programme in the last years of his life.