The Almoravid

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The Almoravid
The Almoravid.jpg
Studio album by
Released1974
RecordedFebruary 10, 1971, October 8, 1973 and November 1, 1973
GenreJazz
Length37:52
LabelMuse MR 5035
ProducerDon Schlitten and Joe Chambers
Joe Chambers chronology
The Almoravid
(1974)
New World
(1976)

The Almoravid is the debut album led by drummer Joe Chambers recorded in 1971 and 1973 and released on the Muse label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]

In his review for AllMusic, Scott Yanow stated "In most cases, the leader's drums and the percussionists are in the forefront, the individual selections have weak themes and, although the complex rhythms are intriguing, the music is not all that memorable. Perhaps if the selections had been programmed as a suite or if there was some logical development from tune to tune, then this well-intentioned effort would have been more successful."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Joe Chambers except as indicated

  1. "The Almoravid" - 7:53
  2. "Early Minor" (Joe Zawinul) - 6:50
  3. "Gazelle Suite" - 3:37
  4. "Catta" (Andrew Hill) - 4:51
  5. "Medina" - 8:24
  6. "Jihad" - 6:17

Recorded February 10, 1971 (#2, 5); October 8, 1973 (#1, 4); November 1, 1973 (#3, 6).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Muse Records discography accessed January 20, 2015
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. The Almoravid – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 20, 2015.