Oud Vibrations: East Meets West
Label: FINGERTIPS / Cargo UK
Abdul-Malik, Ahmed And Chick Ganimian
1 E-Lail [The Night] - 2 La Ilbky [Don't Cry] - 3 Takseem [Solo] - 4 Searchin' - 5 Isma'a [Listen] - 6 Rooh [The Soul] - 7 Mahawara - 8 El Ghada [The Jungle] - 9 Oriental Jam - 10 Over The Rainbow - 11 The Whirling Dervish - 12 Play Girl Play - 13 Swingin' The Blues - 14 Daddy Lolo - 15 My Funny Valentine - 16 Come With Me To The Casbah - 17 Hedy Lou (Where Are You) - 18 Hayastan Moods - 19 Halvah (Halvaje) - 20 Nine Eight -
Oud Vibrations brings together two complete albums from the late 1950s, which sit at the meeting point of eastern and western cultures, instruments and styles. Featuring Ahmed Abdul-Malik's super rare 'East Meets West', (an evocative tapestry of structured raga-styled music set off against some classic jazz horn breaks) and the rare debut album 'Come With Me To The Casbah' from Charles 'Chick' Ganimian (a hybrid of Armenian and American cultures that touched on rock 'n' roll with the single 'Daddy Lolo' as Ganim And The Asia Minors, which was a minor US radio hit.) Remastered and with sleeve notes written by MOJO magazine's Dave Henderson, these vintage buried treasures from two unsung heroes of jazz create an intriguing set of sounds that should appeal to lovers of space age pop and exotica as well as jazz enthusiasts and fans of Yusef Lateef, Paul Horn, Alice Coltrane and Terry Riley.