Blue Camel

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Blue Camel
Blue Camel.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedMay 19-21, 1992
StudioSound Studio N, Köln, Germany
GenreJazz, World music
ENJ 7053
ProducerRabih Abou-Khalil
Rabih Abou-Khalil chronology
Blue Camel

Blue Camel is an album by the Lebanese oud player and composer Rabih Abou-Khalil . The album fuses traditional Arabic music with jazz. It was recorded in 1992 and released on the Enja label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Kurt Keefner stated "Blue Camel is the pinnacle to date of Lebanese oud player Rabih Abou-Khalil's achievement as a jazzman. In both mood and scope, it can almost be characterized as a new Kind of Blue. Both tense and reflective, it is perfect for listening after midnight ... Blue Camel may not be a perfect album, but it demonstrates better than any other that a fusion between jazz and a musical form from another culture is possible and can work to the advantage of both. Plus, it's just great listening".[3] Metal Reviews said "The album glories in crafting a successful blend of Arabian music and jazz: a very homogeneous and enjoyable fusion with enough shift in mood and method to keep things interesting".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Rabih Abou-Khalil

  1. "Sahara" – 8:18
  2. "Tsarka" – 6:45
  3. "Ziriab" – 6:49
  4. "Blue Camel" – 8:20
  5. "On Time" – 6:19
  6. "A Night in the Mountains" – 8:37



  1. ^ Enja Records main series discography accessed June 18, 2018
  2. ^ Rabih Abou-Khalil discography accessed June 18, 2018
  3. ^ a b Keefner, Kurt. Rabih Abou-Khalil: Blue Camel – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  4. ^ Misha, Metal Reviews: album review accessed June 18, 2018