Salah Ragab

Egypt Strut w/ The Cairo Jazz Band (4062548021639)

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1974

Egypt Strut w/ The Cairo Jazz Band

Salah Ragab

Strut

4062548021639

LPS 166529

4062548021639

JAZZ

1

LP 24,78 €

DEFINITIVE EDITION OF 1974 EGYPTIAN JAZZ CLASSIC

ORIGINAL ALBUM IN FULL ORIGINAL ARTWORK

Amazing grooves like you've never heard before – the seminal sides by Salah Ragab and his Cairo Jazz Band! As you can probably guess from their name, the ensemble was an Egyptian one – working in an incredible blend of jazz and more traditional Egyptian-styled sounds – a blend that comes across with all the exotic feel of the pyramids at dawn, but which manages to groove like some of the best funky work from America at the time! Instrumentation includes lot of percussion, heavy piano and horns, and some especially great flute on most tracks – all coming together with a sound that's unlike anything else we've heard before. This collection is the first time that this music has been brought together officially, all with the kind of top-shelf production and packaging we've come to expect from the Art Yard label! The is the definitive edition of the 1974 album – with the original record on LP1, and eight more bonus tracks from related sessions on LP2 – all presented with original artwork, and Prism Music Unit inner sleeves and booklet!

PERSONNEL:

  • Salah Ragab - conducting, drums
  • Zaky Osman - flute
  • Mohammad Abdou - trumpet
  • Ibrahim Wagdy - trumpet
  • Khalifa El Samman - trumpet
  • Mahmoud Ayoub - trombone
  • Sadeek Basyouny - trombone
  • El Sayeed Dahroug - trombone
  • Abdel Atey Farag - bass trombone
  • Mohammad Abdel Rahman - bass tuba
  • El Saied El Aydy - alto sax
  • Farouk El Sayed - alto sax
  • Saied Salama - tenor sax & baritone sax
  • Fathy Abdel Salam - tenor sax
  • Abdel Hakim El Zamel - baritone sax
  • Sayed Sharkawy - drums
  • Moohy El Din Osman - bass
  • Sayed Ramadan - bongos & baza
  • With the CAIRO STRINGS ENSEMBLE

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Oriental Mood
  • A2. Dawn
  • A3. Mervat
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Ramadan In Space Time
  • B2. Kleopatra
  • B3. Neveen