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Out Of Nations - Quest (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Sept. 1, 2018
Out Of Nations - Quest (2018)

Out Of Nations - Quest (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 293 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 104 Mb | 00:45:35
World | Label: Riverboat Records

Out Of Nations is a dream for a future world where humanity comes before nationality. Lety, Jonas, Christian, Ayman, Charis, Fabian and Khalil connected on a musical level before realizing that each one of them carried a different passport. The band breathes new life into familiar genres by playing original, danceable world music rooted in pop, funk & jazz.
Rabih Abou-Khalil - Between Dusk and Dawn (1987) [Reissue 1993]

Rabih Abou-Khalil - Between Dusk and Dawn (1987) [Reissue 1993]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 245 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 132 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, World Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Enja (ENJ-9371 2)

One of Rabih Abou-Khalil's earlier albums, Between Dusk and Dawn features stellar sidemen such as master percussionist Glen Velez and jazz saxophonist Charlie Mariano. In places it exhibits that ecstatic melding of jazz and Arabic music that was later perfected on Blue Camel. But in other places it gives us long patches of noodling and less-then-engaging playfulness. An example of the former would be the first track, "Dusk." At just over 14 minutes, more than half of this piece is devoted to a shapeless and tiresome prelude for percussion and oud (Arabic lute). An example of the latter is the aptly named "The Thing That Came Out of the Swamp," which features everything but the kitchen sink, including Glen Velez's overtone singing, in a fantasy that sounds like Stravinsky crossed with Steve Reich…

Rabih Abou-Khalil - Hungry People (2012)  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 9, 2020
Rabih Abou-Khalil - Hungry People (2012)

Rabih Abou-Khalil - Hungry People (2012)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 387MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 129MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Ethnic Fusion

RabihAbou-Khalil has asserted himself in the avant-garde as a composer as well as an instrumentalist. This is not just because he is ahead of his time - but because he also questions what others might pursue without further reflection. With his original composing technique, his unconstrained, yet daring approach to classical Arabic music, he has found a musical language entirely of his own.Abou-Khalil's music thrives on creative encounters and not on exoticism. From a combination of diverse cultural elements something very personal and coherent emerges. Thus it would be fruitless to mull over descriptions such as Orient or Occident, jazz, world music or classical.

Rabih Abou-Khalil - Roots & Sprouts (1990) [Reissue 1993]  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 30, 2020
Rabih Abou-Khalil - Roots & Sprouts (1990) [Reissue 1993]

Rabih Abou-Khalil - Roots & Sprouts (1990) [Reissue 1993]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 357 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 164 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, World Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Enja (ENJ-9373 2)

In a satisfying stylistic experiment, Lebanese composer and oud player Rabih Abou-Khalil has decided to put together an album of jazz numbers with no Western instruments other than Glen Moore's standup bass. There is Yassin El-Achek on violin, but the violin is almost as much a Middle Eastern instrument as a Western one. El-Achek usually remains in the Middle Eastern style of playing, but occasionally, as on "Wordless," he double-stops and trills like Paganini.
The tracks are nicely constructed, and the improvisations are not allowed to run amok or become shapeless. The tunes are, as usual with Abou-Khalil, Middle Eastern melodies with phrases and turns that nod at Western notions of what "Oriental" music sounds like…

The Ibrahim Khalil Shihab Quintet - Spring (1969/2020)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Dec. 19, 2020
The Ibrahim Khalil Shihab Quintet - Spring (1969/2020)

The Ibrahim Khalil Shihab Quintet - Spring (1969/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 203 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 97 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:35:58
Jazz, Modal Jazz | Label: Matsuli Music

South Africa’s lost jazz history contains many an overlooked classic. But even within that hidden tradition, there are few albums that suffered such an unlucky fate as Spring, the monumental 1968 debut album by pianist Ibrahim Khalil Shihab, formerly Chris Schilder.

Rabih Abou-Khalil - Al-Jadida (1991)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 4, 2020
Rabih Abou-Khalil - Al-Jadida (1991)

Rabih Abou-Khalil - Al-Jadida (1991)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 289 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 147 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, World Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Enja (ENJ-6090 2)

Rabih Abou-Khalil, among the rare Arabic musicians who have recorded and played extensively with jazz musicians, successfully navigates the middle ground between traditional North African sounds and hard bop. Besides the leader's oud and flute, alto saxophonist Sonny Fortune provides the blues bite; bassist Glen Moore, the rhythmic connection, and percussionists Ramesh Shotham and Nabil Khaiat, provide the African seasoning.

Rabih Abou-Khalil - Yara (1998)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 2, 2020
Rabih Abou-Khalil - Yara (1998)

Rabih Abou-Khalil - Yara (1998)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 258 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 147 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, World Fusion, Soundtrack | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Enja (ENJ-9360 2)

Of the many exceptional world music projects by the Lebanese oud master Khalil, this is one of the more intriguing cuts used from the soundtrack of the Yilmaz Arslan-directed film Yara. Though the verbose liner notes by Harry Lachner extensively describe music in movies, it gives little clue as to how this music connects to the flick. But the music of Khalil does stand beautifully on its own, generally of a very patient construct, the oud player joined by violinist Dominique Pifarely, cellist Vincent Courtois, and Nabil Khaiat on the frame drum. Selections flow freely into each other, much unison playing between the string instruments is prevalent, and Khalil takes the bulk of the lead, but Pifarely and Courtois have many opportunities to contribute melodically…
The Ibrahim Khalil Shihab Quintet - Spring (1969/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Ibrahim Khalil Shihab Quintet - Spring (1969/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 35:58 minutes | 701 MB
Jazz, Modal Jazz | Label: Matsuli Music, Official Digital Download

South Africa’s lost jazz history contains many an overlooked classic. But even within that hidden tradition, there are few albums that suffered such an unlucky fate as Spring, the monumental 1968 debut album by pianist Ibrahim Khalil Shihab, formerly Chris Schilder.

Rabih Abou-Khalil - Journey To The Centre Of An Egg (2005)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 27, 2020
Rabih Abou-Khalil - Journey To The Centre Of An Egg (2005)

Rabih Abou-Khalil - Journey To The Centre Of An Egg (2005)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 242 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 125 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz, World Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Enja (ENJ-9479 2)

Oud master Rabih Abou-Khalil continues to break new boundaries with this recording, Journey To The Centre Of An Egg. Even many of the most singular and iconoclastic musicians will establish a foundation niche upon which they construct their adventurous explorations. Rabih refuses to be bound even by his own previous designs. With Journey To The Centre Of An Egg, his 11th Enja production and the second to be licensed to Justin Time for North America (following up on the heavily acclaimed Morton's Foot), Abou-Khalil brings the piano into his unique musical world for the first time on record. Most appropriately, he has chosen the extraordinary German pianist/composer Joachim Kühn, one of Europe's most accomplished and respected jazz musicians since he arrived on the scene in the early 1960s.

Rabih Abou-Khalil - Odd Times (1997)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 22, 2020
Rabih Abou-Khalil - Odd Times (1997)

Rabih Abou-Khalil - Odd Times (1997)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 355 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 168 MB | Covers (16 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, World Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Enja Records (ENJ-93302)

Odd Times is Rabih Abou-Khalil's first live album. Since it would be impractical to assemble all of the guests he has had on his albums over the years, Abou-Khalil has gone in the other direction and pared his ensemble down to what is for him the bare bones: himself on oud, Howard Levy on harmonica, Michel Godard on tuba and serpent (an antique form of the tuba), Mark Nauseef on drums, and Nabil Khaiat on frame drums. Most live albums contain well-known pieces from the artist's studio repertoire; in contrast, Odd Times is mostly new material. In general, the album is a mix of shapeless, overlong attempts at atmosphere ("Elephant Hips") and fairly bouncy and fun items ("Q-Tips")…