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Sajrawy, Michel / Arabop
Album:Arabop Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sajrawy, Michel Added:Mar 2013

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-03-16 Pull Date:2013-05-19 Charts:Jazz, Reggae/World
Week Ending:May 19May 12May 5Apr 28Apr 21Apr 14Apr 7Mar 24

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 13, 2013:Arabology
Ya Lel
4.May 09, 2013:Mediterraneans
2.May 16, 2013:Mediterraneans
5.May 09, 2013:Rebop
Hal Asmar Ellon
3.May 09, 2013:Arabology
Ya Lel, Tojann
6.May 04, 2013:Music Casserole

Album Review
Abu Ramses
Reviewed 2013-03-10 
Michel Sajrawy, Arabop (Dasam, 2012)
ALL TRACKS FCC CLEAN Reviewed by Abu Ramses

A highly original, energetic contribution to the genre of “Oriental jazz.” Michel Sajrawy coined the term Arabop for his fusion of Arabic & bebop sounds. Sajrawy, a Palestinian-Israeli composer & electric bass player from Nazareth, leads an Arab-Jewish ensemble: saxophonists Amiram Granot & Maali Klar, oudist Samir Makhoul, percussionist Wissam Arram, Valeri Lipets on Contra Bass & Stas Zilberman on drums. Produced & recorded in Nazareth.

Try 1, 2, 5, 9

1. Tojann - Wissam Arram on darbuka sets a frenetic pace for Sajrawy to show off his skills - 5:17
2. 1 Count Before 40 – Mid-tempo; Features Samir Makhoul on oud - 6:08
3. Arabop – intertwining riffs on saxophones; Middle Eastern wailing sound - 6:17
4. Syncretic Beliefs - Adnan Haddad spoken intro; heavy percussion & sax - 4:40
5. Batumi (city on Black Sea coast) - based on a Turkish traditional melody - 5:48
6. Hal Asmar Ellon – Saxes lead; more melodic in parts - 9:03
7. Ya Lel – Chant by Samir Makhoul - 6:37
8. Invention – Big, slow bass intro; bass under electric guitar - 3:58
9. Longa Farah Faza – Jazzed up, sped up, electronica version of an oud classic composed by the Egyptian, Riyad al-Sunbati - 2:21

Track Listing
1.Tojann 5.Batumi
2.1 Count Before 40 6.Hal Asmar Ellon
3.Arabop 7.Ya Lel
4.Syncretic Beliefs 8.Invention
 9.Longa Farah Faza