Jazz improvisation, syncopated beats and counter-culture attitudes have been swinging in the Arab world since the early twentieth century. The Rough Guide to Arabic Jazz explores today's thriving scene, revealing how blending jazz and Arabic music has created the most beautiful of musical concoctions.
Saxaphones and Ouds join forces in this seamless coming together of Arabic music and jazz; featuring many of the biggest names in Arabic music including Maurice El Médioni, Ibrahim Maalouf, Rabih Abou-Khalil and Le Trio Joubran.
Bonus CD is Chemsi, by Hijaz
Hijaz was formed by Tunisian master oud player Moufadhel Adhoum and pianist Niko Deman. Their album Chemsi, meaning 'sun', reflects the beauty and warmth of these stunning compositions.
Track Listing :
02 - Renaud Garcia-Fons - Sinai
03 - Rabih Abou-Khalil - A Better Tomorrow
04 - Omar Faruk Tekbilek - Dark Eyes
05 - Le Trio Joubran - Masar
06 - Rima Khcheich - Harrama el-Nawma
07 - Ahmad Kaabour - Abou afif
08 - Joseph Tawadro - Forbidden Fruit
09 - Daramad - Tigris Eye
10 - Maurice El Medioni meets Roberto Rodriguez - Ana Ouna
Hijaz - Chemsi - Bonus CD
01 - Hems
02 - Sidi Bou Said
03 - Leaving Adana
04 - Mr. J.P.S.
05 - Ila Sadiqui
06 - Meltemia
07 - Hafla
08 - Chemsi
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