John Berberian

Middle Eastern Rock (Colored Vinyl) (90771415714)

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Middle Eastern Rock (Colored Vinyl)

John Berberian

Modern Harmonic


LPS 167029




LP 24,78 €

color vinyl edition

Released originally in 1969, Middle Eastern Rock is a unique, compelling fusion record from Armenian-American oud player John Berberian. The Rock East Ensemble, Beberian’s backing band, consists of the artist’s standard group, which specializes in traditional Armenian music with a jazz edge, and American session musicians who bring more of a rock sound. The results, which blend elements of psychedelia, free jazz, surf music, and various klezmer, African, and Middle Eastern textures, are dazzling, and are sure to thrill anyone with a taste for rare "outside" albums." -


  • John Berberian (oud, leader)
  • Chet Amsterdam (bass)
  • Souren Baronian (clarinrt, tenor & baritone sax)
  • Bill LaVorgna (drums)
  • Joe Beck (electric guitar)
  • Steve Pumilian (drumbeg)
  • Bob Tashjian (percussion, vocals)
  • Ed Brandon (rhythm guitar)


  • SIDE A
  • A1. The Oud & The Fuzz
  • A2. Tranquility
  • A3. Chem-Oo-Chem
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Iron Maiden
  • B2. Flying Hye
  • B3. 3/8+5/8=8/8
  • B4. The Magic Ground