The Record Collection

Ahmed Abdul-Malik: East Meets West (1959)

RCA-Victor LPM 2015

Track list:

01 – El-Lail (The Night)
02 – La Ibky (Don’t Cry)
03 – Takseem (Solo)
04 – Searchin’
05 – Isma’s (Listen)
06 – Rooh (The Soul)
07 – Mahawara (The Fugue)
08 – El Ghada (The Jungle)

Personnel:

Ahmed Abdul-Malik – oud, bass
Lee Morgan – trumpet (#1,2,5)
Jerome Richardson – flute (#4,6,7,8)
Curtis Fuller – trombone (#4,6,7,8)
Benny Golson – tenor sax (#1-8)
Johnny Griffin – tenor sax (#1,2,5)
Ahmed Yetman – kanun (#1,2,3,5)
Naim Karacand – violin (#1,2,3,5)
Jakarawan Nasseur – viola (#3)
Al Harewood – drums
Bilal Abdurahman – Darabuka [Goblet Drum](#1,2,5)
Mike Hamway – Darabuka [Goblet Drum](#1,2,5)

Recorded: Webster Hall, New York City; March 16 and 31, 1959

#1,2,5: recorded March 16, 1959
#3,4,6,7,8: recorded March 31, 1959

Producer – Lee Schapiro
Engineer – Bernard Keville, Ray Hall

 

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