Jazz Sahara

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD reissue is an early example of fusing jazz with world music. Abdul-Malik switches between bass and oud; interacts closely with the droning violin of Naim Karacand, Jack Ghanaim's kanoon a 72-string instrument, and Mike Hamway's darabeka a percussive drum; and mixes in Al Harewood's drums and on three of the four selections the tenor of Johnny Griffin. The music is a qualified success, essentially Middle Eastern folk music with Griffin added in. This set is interesting and, in its own way, innovative but not essential.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD reissue is an early example of fusing jazz with world music. Abdul-Malik switches between bass and oud; interacts closely with the droning violin of Naim Karacand, Jack Ghanaim's kanoon a 72-string instrument, and Mike Hamway's darabeka a percussive drum; and mixes in Al Harewood's drums and on three of the four selections the tenor of Johnny Griffin. The music is a qualified success, essentially Middle Eastern folk music with Griffin added in. This set is interesting and, in its own way, innovative but not essential.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/1993
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218182027
  • Catalog Number: 1820
  • Sales rank: 115,958

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ya Annas (11:10)
  2. 2 Isma'a (9:10)
  3. 3 El Haris (11:28)
  4. 4 Farah 'Alaiyna (6:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ahmed Abdul-Malik Primary Artist, Bass, Oud
Johnny Griffin Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Al Harewood Drums
Jackie Ghanaim Kanoon
Mike Hamway Darabeka
Naim Karacand Violin
Technical Credits
Johnny Griffin Contributor
Bilal Abdurrahman Contributor
Al Harewood Contributor
Ahmed Abdul-Malik Contributor
Mike Hamway Contributor
Naim Karacand Contributor
Jack Ghaniam Contributor
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