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Majid Khaliq

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Majid Khaliq is a violinist and composer cut from a different cloth. He has been described by legendary musician Wynton Marsalis as having “a unique blend of improvisation, groove and technical sophistication.” Although classically trained, Mr. Khaliq’s passion and musical palette ranges from the roots of American jazz music to the greats of the Progressive jazz scene. He is quickly establishing himself as a rising talent in the world of jazz. As a young boy growing up in the New York area, Mr. Khaliq demonstrated a serious interest in the recordings of Duke Ellington featuring Ray Nance on violin that he heard his father playing at home

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Hindsight

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Tipping Point; Hindsight; Walking the Plank; Things Fall Apart; Requiem; In Short Supply; Going Viral; Paradise Lost; For Ellis

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Charlie Porter: Hindsight

Read "Hindsight" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Trumpeter Charlie Porter has proved himself to be an inventive composer whose works are simultaneously thought-provoking and mellifluous. His third and perhaps most immediately relevant release, Hindsight, draws inspiration from the events that came to public attention in 2020. Musically, the nine originals are fluid yet complex and are peppered with sounds from other genres such ...

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Sound Of A Flower

Label: Majid Khaliq (BMI)
Released: 2018
Track listing: Bundao; Chance; Black Star; Thoughts Linger; Forever More; Visage; Up & In; All Sun; Be What You Want; Sound Of A Flower.

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Charlie Porter: Charlie Porter

Read "Charlie Porter" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Trumpeter and composer Charlie Porter exhibits his innovative spirit and his brilliant musicianship on his self-titled debut as a leader. Working with a rotating cast of Portland (Oregon) area musicians, Porter performs ten of his originals and one cover with a refreshingly unique style and captivating spontaneity. Similar in concept to tenor saxophonist Benny ...

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Sound Of A Flower

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Label: Majid Khaliq (BMI)
Released: 2018
Duration: 8:08

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Ma*JiD "Sound Of A Flower" Release Performance On April 14 At National Sawdust!

Ma*JiD "Sound Of A Flower" Release Performance On April 14 At National Sawdust!

Now! One Night Only! Ma*JiD Sound Of A Flower Saturday, April 14 Performance 7-9pm, $20 National Sawdust 80 N. 6th St. Brooklyn, NY 11249 (646) 779-8455 Three time Downbeat Rising Jazz violinist Ma*JiD ecstatically celebrates the release of his newest album, Sound Of A Flower. The ...

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The Basilisk

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: The Basilisk; Expectation; O-Hime; Mansa Khan Musa; Inner Glimpse; Spirals; The Truth; Polka Dots and Moonbeams.

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Samir Zarif: Starting Point

Read "Starting Point" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


The excitement of hearing the voice from a musician of significant new talent knows no bounds. Violinist Majid Khaliq, vocalist Khalil Wilson, bassist Michael Feinberg, composer Gene Pritsker, and now saxophonist and storyteller Samir Zarif, are just beginning to fan the rapidly growing new brushfire of 21st century music. Zarif's talent is significant enough to merit ...

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Majid Khaliq: The Basilisk

Read "The Basilisk" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


There was once a school of thought that championed, zealot-like, the cause of the violin. To them there was no more perfect instrument than the four-stringed wonder that supports a fretless arm and offers infinite possibilities of melody; one that all but brought to life myriad human emotions via harmonic invention. Were this league of extraordinary ...


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