Jazz Sahara - EP
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||Ya Annas (Oh, People)||Ahmed Abdul-Malik||11:10||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Isma'a (Listen)||Ahmed Abdul-Malik||9:11||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||El Haris (Anxious)||Ahmed Abdul-Malik||11:29||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Farah 'Alaiyna (Joy Upon Us)||Ahmed Abdul-Malik||6:59||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
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.
Born: 30 January 1927 in New York, NY
Years Active: '50s, '60s