The Rough Guide to Arabian Jazz | Limited Edition Vinyl & Download Card
Many of the key pioneers in the history of jazz had looked Eastwards in their explorations; Alice and John Coltrane, Yusef Lateef, Ahmed Abdul-Malik being some of the early trail-blazers. Beyond, tracing the ancient journey of what we know now as jazz runs into deep explorations of the links between the Maghreb, Andalusia, flamenco, gypsy culture, the organology of stringed lutes.. the list goes on. This Rough Guide explores the complexly bound relationship between jazz and the Arab world and is a lovingly crafted collection of some of the finest contemporary work on the international scene today. Joseph Tawadro's oud opens the album with Forbidden Fruit. Born in Cairo and living in Sydney since he was a toddler, Tawadro has made his international name melding the traditional Egyptian tagasim method of melodic improvisation with jazz harmony. Akim El Sikameya plays fiddle and sings, the latter as mooth groove Ya Waadi. Hailing from Algeria, ic audibly adventures on North Africa's cultural to Europe and deals lyrics of exile direct from 50nal experience.
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