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Rabih Abou-Khalil
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Rabih Abou-Khalil
Title: Al-Jadida
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Enja
Original Release Date: 1/1/1993
Re-Release Date: 5/25/2002
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Middle East, Arabic, Jazz Fusion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 063757609025

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THE BEST CD of Rbih Abou-Khalil (World Jazz music)
(5 out of 5 stars)

"DO NOT MISS these Jazz Creations.As usual Rabih Abou-Khalil is playing with some great Musicians, Sonny Fortune (alto sax), Glen Moore (bass) ... and the result is a perfect album. They retain truly Arabic base while flowing freely as the best Jazz can do. The result is 'richly polyrythmic' and let your mind dreaming of a warm sand world.It is not gift (for you or someone beloved), it's a way to reach different and better feelings of life.NB : 'Al Jadida' received the 'ffff' Telerama review Label (the best French critics)FM"
Another great album | Salem, OR | 04/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sonny Fortune's distinct playing dominates Al-Jadida, right from the opening bars to "Cantania." Though I don't think he's the greatest sax player to play with Rabih, he certainly is one of the most unique, and you'll definitely find yourself waiting for his next solo. Al-Jadida is pretty minimalist and conventional for RA-K, but the compositions and melodies are great, and the real exploration is in the solos -- and on an oddball, short piece, albeit a worthwhile one, called "Ornette Never Sleeps." I half expected to hear some great flute playing, but no such luck."
A Great Mix
Dave_42 | Australia | 02/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Al-Jadida" is a wonderful blend of jazz and middle-eastern music. Similar to "Between Dusk And Dawn" in that it is heavier on the jazz element, it also differs in the feel. The music seems to have more energy and movement. Of the pieces on this album: "Catania", "An Evening With Jerry", and "Nadim" are all excellent. The interplay between Rabih Abou-Khalil's oud and Sonny Fortune's alto saxophone is simply great. The lineup for this album is: Rabih Abou-Khalil (oud), Sonny Fortune (alto saxophone), Glen Moore (bass), Ramesh Shotham (South Indian drums, percussion), and Nabil Khaiat (frame drums, percussion)."