Jazz Sahara

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Jazz Sahara
Jazz Sahara.jpg
Studio album by Ahmed Abdul-Malik
Released 1958
Recorded October 1958
Reeeves Sound Studio, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 38:47
Label Riverside
RLP 12-287
Producer Bill Grauer
Ahmed Abdul-Malik chronology
Jazz Sahara
East Meets West
(1960)East Meets West1960

Jazz Sahara is the debut album by double bassist and oud player Ahmed Abdul-Malik featuring performances recorded in late 1958 and originally released on the Riverside label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic says, "an early example of fusing jazz with world music... The music is a qualified success, essentially Middle Eastern folk music with Griffin added in. This set is interesting and, in its own way, innovative but not essential".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ahmed Abdul-Malik

  1. "Ya Annas" - 11:10
  2. "Isma'a" - 9:10
  3. "El Haris" - 11:28
  4. "Farah 'Alaiyna" - 6:59



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed October 24, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 24, 2012