Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Listen to Samples
Infusion with middleeasternmusic
Halima Abdul-Malik | usa | 02/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ahmed Abdul-Malik is the first to introduce middleeastern music of his kind. Abdul-malik's music is unique and introduces far beyond his time. One of the istruments he uses, (kanoon) has a very distinct sound. As he played the kanoon he expresses feelings like no other being. In addition, the Oud also has a distinct tones that only he can explain. One of the greatest joy of listening to Abdul-Malik's music is being able to go beyond and experience his moods. I really feel that if many people take the time to listen to his music, they would discover and unfold the hidden treasures of who they really are. Abdul-Malik's music speaks to you and communicates with your soul. Abdul-Malik's music is an example of how far the mind can travel. Even though he has passed on, the legacy still remains. Abdul-Malik left a message for us to carry on his journey. This is just a begining."
Anything with an oud should not be booed....
dj_wacker | Seattle, WA United States | 08/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When I just started listening to jazz, I saw this cd at a local record store. It was the first on the rack and I thought, "this is as good of a place to start as any". Now, listening to jazz regularly, I bless my beginner's luck that I found this gem. Abdul-Malik, one-time bassist for Thelonius Monk, blends jazz with eastern sounds playing both upright bass and oud on Jazz Sahara. Strongly rooted in jazz, this album is free from modern day world music cheese. Johnny Griffin plays tenor sax."
Jose Luis Flores | SANTIAGO, Chile | 12/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ahmed Abdul-Malik one time Thelonius Monk bass player, is one of the best mixers of cultures. This is a fine piece of work... hard work for the time... even now is dificult put that kind of music in the market. Bye Folks."