Ahmed Abdul-Malik


Jazz Sounds Of Africa

  • Release Date: 11 Mar 2003
  • PRCD-24279-2

Bassist-composer Ahmed Abdul-Malik (best known for his work with Randy Weston, Thelonious Monk, and Herbie Mann) was among the first jazz musicians to explore and successfully bring African tonalities and rhythms to jazz improvisational settings. But his deep musical interests also ranged from the Middle East to Latin America to the Caribbean, and all are strongly in evidence at various junctures of the two LPs paired herein. Abdul-Malik (1927-1993), who also played the Middle Eastern stringe… MORE