Eastern Sounds is an album by jazz saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef, recorded in 1961. The album features Lateef’s continued exploration of Middle Eastern music, which were incorporated into his version of hard bop with [More]
Of the many exceptional world music projects by the Lebanese oud master Khalil, this is one of the more intriguing cuts used from the soundtrack of the Yilmaz Arslan-directed film Yara. Though the verbose liner [More]
Jazz Sahara is the debut album by double bassist and oud player Ahmed Abdul-Malik featuring performances recorded in late 1958 and originally released on the Riverside label. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: This CD reissue [More]
Track listing: 1 Person-To-Person (Ralph Towner) – 3:11 2 I Remember Me (Jan Hammer) – 4:00 3 Rejoicing (Traditional) – 4:17 4 The Elk (Paul McCandless) – 6:02 5 Gloria’s Step (Scott LaFaro) – 3:16 [More]
“Blue Maqams” (Anouar Brahem). Recorded in New York’s Avatar Studios in May 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher, Blue Maqams brings Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem together with three brilliant improvisers. For Anouar Brahem and [More]
My Goal’s Beyond is the third solo album (after Extrapolation and Devotion) by John McLaughlin. The album was originally released in 1971 on Douglas Records in the US. It was later reissued by Douglas/Casablanca (1976), [More]
Goin’ Home is a studio album by American saxophonist Archie Shepp and pianist Horace Parlan. After their respective work in the avant-garde jazz movement of the 1960s, Shepp and Parlan both faced career challenges as [More]
Mama and Daddy is an album by Muhal Richard Abrams that was released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1980 and features performances of four of Abrams’ compositions by a big band. AllMusic Review [More]
From the Rudresh Mahanthappa album “Gamak” (ACT, 2013) ” Gamak, Mahanthappa’s thirteenth album as leader or co-leader, marks the debut of a new band that is both a reprise and a reinvention. The album reunites [More]
Milanese pianist Stefano Bollani sees Naples as “a parallel universe in which I often wander, alone or with companions”. His tribute to the city devotes some of its 16 tight tracks to his virtuosic solo [More]