Artist & Band: Rabih Abou-Khalil
Title Of Album: Al-Jadida
Year Of Release: October 8, 1990 (Audio CD (May 25, 2002))
Genre, Style: Jazz, Jazz Fusion, World Fusion, Arabic
Type, Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Total Time: 58:34
Total Size: mp3 - 134.12 MB; Covers - 11.80 MB
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.
"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).
03. An Evening with Jerry
04. When the Lights Go Out
06. Ornette Never Sleeps
08. Wishing Well
Rabih Abou-Khalil - oud
Nabil Khaiat - frame drums, percussion
Ramesh Shotham - South Indian drums, percussion
Sonny Fortune, Glen Moore