Episode #3263

Near Eastern Jazz

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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Amir ElSaffar Amir ElSaffar

There's an hour of Near Eastern Jazz for this New Sounds Program.  We'll listen to Iraqi jazz from Amir Elsaffar's Two Rivers Ensemble and Turkish jazz from Okay Temiz & Saffet Gundeger.  Plus, Ethiopian jazz from Mulatu Astatqe, and world jazz from Rabih Abou-Khalil (specifically, "Levant jazz" from areas including Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan.)  All that, and more.

PROGRAM # 3263,  Near Eastern Jazz  (First aired on 10/28/2011)                                                             





Rabih Abou-Khalil

Between Dusk and Dawn

Dusk, excerpt [2:00]

MMP 170886 / Enja

Amir Elsaffir & Two Rivers Ensemble


Journey to the Underworld [15:12]

PI Recordings 41

Mulatu Astatqe

Ethiopiques 4 - Ethio Jazz & Musiques Instrumentale 1969-1974

Yekermo Sew  [4:16]

Buda Musique # 829642

Mahmoud Ahmed  

Ere Mela Mela

Bemen Sebeb Letlash [4:34]

Now reissued as Ethiopiques, Vol. 7, Buda Musique # 829802

Okay Temiz & Saffet Gundeger

Okay Temiz & Saffet Gundeger

Kabak Aga [5:02]

Organic Music OM 5 LP Urspar 1984.  Out of print. 

Rabih Abou-Khalil

Between Dusk and Dawn

Dusk [14:00]

See above.

Amir Elsaffir & Two Rivers Ensemble


Al-Badia [5:00]

See above.

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