Ahmed Abdul-Malik Jazz Sahara (1958)

Riverside
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  • 1. Ya Annas (Oh People)
  • 2. Ismaa (Listen)
  • 3. El Haris (Anxious)
  • 4. Farah 'Alaiyna (Joy Upon Us)

Extremely rare but important release from the little known but highly respected Abdul-Malik. Abdul-Malik was one of the main Jazz musicians in New York in the 1960s to bring middle-eastern sounds and instrumentation into jazz. Radical stuff, very much ahead of its time. An essential album for anyone interest in how eastern sounds fused with jazz at this time - ranks alongside Yusef Lateef, John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders.

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