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David El-Malek: Music from Source Vol. II

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With distant musical worlds drawing closer via technological invention/access and displayed through exploration by innovative composers, it's no surprise that this effort from French-Israeli saxophonist David El-Malek offers highly intriguing music. The music and Israeli-Arab talents under El-Malek's leadership yield a fascinating brew of Middle Eastern-flavored selections mixed with a smattering of Western jazz improvisationIn contrast to El-Malek preceding Music from Source (Harmonia Mundi, 2008), where he fronted a smaller, brass-laden group, Music from Source Vol. II incorporates instrumentation of woodwinds, strings and assorted ethnic rhythm instruments, including oud and tabla, and vocals. The group performs a lengthy ...



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