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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

East New York Ensemble de Music: At The Helm

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Multi-reed player Bilal Abdurahman was best known for his musical partnership with the trailblazing bassist/oudist Abdul Ahmed Malik from the late '50s into the mid-'60s. Their music--which predated better-publicized fusions of ethnic musics and jazz by half a decade--was documented on five LPs for Riverside, RCA, and New Jazz ( East Meets West, Jazz Sahara, The Music of Ahmed Abdul Malik, Eastern Moods, Sounds of Africa ).

Released on the not-for-profit Folkways label in '74, At the Helm is the ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

East New York Ensemble de Music: At The Helm

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Multi-reed player Bilal Abdurrahman was best known for his musical partnership with the trailblazing bassist/oudist (and sideman for Monk and Randy Weston) Abdul Ahmed Malik from the late '50s into the mid-'60s. Their music--which predated better-publicized fusions of ethnic musics and jazz by half a decade--was documented on five LPs for Riverside, RCA, and New Jazz ( East Meets West , Jazz Sahara , The Music of Ahmed Abdul Malik , Eastern Moods , Sounds of Africa ). Several of ...