Ahmed Abdul-Malik

Jazz Sahara (LIFE009)

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Jazz Sahara

Ahmed Abdul-Malik

Life Goes On Records

7427116396026

LPS 165671

LIFE009

JAZZ

1

LP 16,51 €

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Decades before the advent of 'world music', bassist-composer Ahmed Abdul-Malik introduced Arabic music into jazz, creating a distinct, unique sound that was far beyond its time.

Best known in jazz circles for his solid work with Randy Weston and Thelonious Monk, Abdul-Malik, who is of Sudanese descent, was also the first to use the oud, a pear-shaped, traditional Middle Eastern stringed instrument similar to a lute, as a jazz instrument. Recorded in 1958, with tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin (his bandmate in the Monk quartet), and originally out on the Riverside label, Abdul-Malik's debut solo album Jazz Sahara was a burning fusion of Middle East and West

PERSONNEL:

  • Johnny Griffin - tenor sax
  • Ahmed Abdul-Malik - oud & bass
  • Naim Karacand - violin
  • Jack Ghanaim - kanoon
  • Mike Hamway - darabeka
  • Bilal Abdurrahman - tambourine
  • Al Harewood - drums

Recorded In New York, October 1958

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Ya Annas (Oh, People)
  • A2. Isma'a (Listen)
  • SIDE B
  • B1. El Haris (Anxious)
  • B2. Farah' Alaiyna (Joy Upon Us)