EGYPTIAN JAZZ by SALAH RAGAB AND THE CAIRO JAZZ BAND

SKU38588
ArtistSALAH RAGAB AND THE CAIRO JAZZ BAND
TitleEGYPTIAN JAZZ
LabelART YARD
Catalog #AYCD 006
Genre
ReleaseW 30 - 2008
FormatCD - UKCD
Import
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Tracks

  1. Ramadan In Space Time
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/38588_egyptian_jazz/1_ramadan_in_space_time.mp3
  2. Dawn
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/38588_egyptian_jazz/2_dawn.mp3
  3. Neveen
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/38588_egyptian_jazz/3_neveen.mp3
  4. Oriental Mood
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/38588_egyptian_jazz/4_oriental_mood.mp3
  5. Kleopatra
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/38588_egyptian_jazz/5_kleopatra.mp3
  6. Mervat
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/38588_egyptian_jazz/6_mervat.mp3
  7. Egypt Strut
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/38588_egyptian_jazz/7_egypt_strut.mp3
  8. A Tribute To Sun Ra
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/38588_egyptian_jazz/8_a_tribute_to_sun_ra.mp3
  9. Latino In Cairo
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/38588_egyptian_jazz/9_latino_in_cairo.mp3
  10. Black Butterfly
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/38588_egyptian_jazz/10_black_butterfly.mp3
  11. The Crossing (Oubour)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/38588_egyptian_jazz/11_the_crossing_oubour.mp3
  12. Calling You
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/38588_egyptian_jazz/12_calling_you.mp3
  13. The Kings Valley - Upper Egypt
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/38588_egyptian_jazz/13_the_kings_valley_-_upper_egypt.mp3
  14. A Farewell Theme
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/38588_egyptian_jazz/14_a_farewell_theme.mp3

Description

Digitally Re-Mastered 24 Bit Direct Cut with 2 ADDITIONAL TRACKS not on the first pressing! "A Tribute To Sun Ra" & "Latino In Cairo". This record represents The Cairo Jazz Band responding to the American Jazz scene of the 60s & 70s with influences from Mongo Santamaria to Randy Weston and Sun Ra. These tracks were first presented by The Ministry Of Culture in Cairo as a Prism Music Production and released with an additional disk by the composer Soliman Gamil Musical Images. This release marks the first time Salah Ragab and The Cairo Jazz Bands definitive works are presented to the west. Salah Rageb R.I.P.Salah Ragab formed the first jazz big band in Egypt { The Cairo Jazz Band } in 1968, he was also the leader of the Military Music Departments in Heliopolis, some of the best musicians in Egypt of that time were members of the band such as { Zaki Osman, Trumpet } - { Saied Salama, Tenor Sax } - {Khamis El -Kholy, Piano } - { Ala Mostafa, Piano }. On this recording The Band consists of five Saxophones, four Trumpets, four Trombones, Piano, Bass, Drums and Percussion. The opening concert of The Cairo Jazz Band was in Ewart Memorial Hall at The American University 23/02/1968, There were many other concerts in various prestigious places such as the Old Opera House, The University of Alexandria and appearances on Egyptian TV Jazz Club Weekly. Salah Ragab accompanied the great band leader and composer Sun Ra on a Tour in Egypt, Greece, France and Spain in 1984. He also studied jazz theories and improvisation with the Jazz musician and composer from Kansas City -USA, Osman Kareem, with whom he formed the first Jazz Quintet in Cairo in 1963 recording with the Radio Service of Cairo. He gave a series of educational lectures about Jazz History at the German Culture ‘Goethe Institute’, plus writing the only jazz book in Arabic ‘Jazz Music The Roots and Future’. These recordings present Salah Ragab and The Cairo Jazz Band’s definitive work, recorded in Heliopolis Egypt between 1968 and 1973. Western Jazz musicians have been fascinated with the world of Islam for many years, for religious - spiritual, musical and sociological reasons. It was therefore inevitable that musicians of the Arabian North African area would play a part in the interaction of these two Musical Cultures. The compositions correspond to the cross over of musical styles at the time of the recording, 5000 miles away across the Mediterranean and Atlantic in New York with releases on Moodsville by Yusef Lateef and RCA by Ahmud Abdul-Malik.

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