The Music of Ahmed Abdul-Malik

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The Music of Ahmed Abdul-Malik
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Studio album by Ahmed Abdul-Malik
Released 1961
Recorded May 23, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 34:26
Label New Jazz
NJLP 8266
Producer Esmond Edwards
Ahmed Abdul-Malik chronology
East Meets West
(1960)East Meets West1960
The Music of Ahmed Abdul-Malik
Sounds of Africa
(1962)Sounds of Africa1962

The Music of Ahmed Abdul-Malik is the third album by double bassist and oud player Ahmed Abdul-Malik featuring performances recorded in 1961 and originally released on the New Jazz label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Eugene Chadbourne of Allmusic says, "This jazz musician of Sudanese descent shows up here and there on recording sessions from the '60s, including a stint as a member of Thelonious Monk's combo. He also played oud and took part in a variety of attempts to blend his roots music with jazz, out of which this is one of the most successful".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ahmed Abdul-Malik except as indicated

  1. "Nights on Saturn" - 7:25
  2. "The Hustlers" - 5:25
  3. "Oud Blues" - 4:03
  4. "La Ikbey" - 5:44
  5. "Don't Blame Me" (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) - 7:14
  6. "Hannibal's Carnivals" - 4:35



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 31, 2013
  2. ^ a b Chadbourne, E. Allmusic Review accessed May 31, 2013