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[Ahmed]: Super Majnoon (East Meets West)

Read "Super Majnoon (East Meets West)" reviewed by John Sharpe


It's well known that artistic constraints can in fact aid creativity, but few have put the theory into such good practice as [Ahmed]. The international co-operative of improvisers, comprising the British pair of pianist Pat Thomas and saxophonist Seymour Wright, Berlin-based Swedish bassist Joel Grip and French drummer Antonin Gerbal, takes as its unlikely premise the ...

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Super Majnoon (East Meets West)

Label: Otoroku
Released: 2019
Track listing: E-Lail (The Night) East; Farah ‘Alaiyna (Joy Upon Us); E-Lail (The Night) West Part I; E-Lail (The Night) West Part II.

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Ahmed: Super Majnoon (East Meets West)

Read "Super Majnoon (East Meets West)" reviewed by Mark Corroto


There are discoveries in jazz waiting (patiently) to be unearthed. Most of them are hidden in plain sight, like the music of Ahmed Abdul-Malik. Born in Brooklyn in 1927, the bassist performed and recorded with, among others Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and Randy Weston. Besides double bass, he pioneered the oud in jazz and ...


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