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Abozekry, Mohamed And Heejaz / [Chaos]
Album:[Chaos] Collection:World
Artist:Abozekry, Mohamed And Heejaz Added:11/2013

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-12-05 Pull Date:2014-02-14 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:16 Feb2 Feb26 Jan19 Jan12 Jan5 Jan29 Dec22 Dec

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 13, 2014:Arabology
Set El Kol (The Best Of All Women)
4.Jan 25, 2014:BravoMarco Variety Show
Set El Kol (The Best Of All Women)
2.Jan 30, 2014:Arabology
5.Jan 18, 2014:BravoMarco Variety Show
Sur La Route
3.Jan 25, 2014:Music Casserole
Un Moment De Solitude
6.Jan 16, 2014:The Sunset Life
Sur La Route

Album Review
Abu Ramses
Reviewed 2013-11-28 
Mohamed Abozekry & HeeJaz [CHAOS] (Neonovo, 2013)
Reviewed by Abu Ramses All tracks FCC safe

Virtuoso oudist Mohamed Abozekry leads this young (average age 26) Franco-Egyptian ensemble formed in 2010. Abozekry studied with Naseer Shamma at the Oriental Oud House in Cairo & received 1st prize for under-18s at the 2009 international Oud competition in Damascus. A fusion of Arab/flamenco/Roma/free jazz/blues/rock with rapidly shifting rhythms, styles, & harmonies composed by Abozekry & arranged by guitarist Guillaume Hogan. Other members: Anne Laure Bourget (percussion); Hugo Reydet (double bass). Album title refers to the 2011 upheavals in the Arab world. Download the free bonus track “25 janvier” - honoring the Egyptian uprising - from http://www.abozekryheejaz.com/

TRY: 1, 2, 3, 6

1. Sirocco - “Baladi” beat & oud improvisation in the middle of wild stuff - 9:16
2.Un moment de solitude - Mid-tempo oud solo; then rapid shift to presto & back. Typical of the group’s style - 12:03
3. Safari - homage to composer John Barry; instruments alternate solos in jazz style while shifting rhythms - 9:40
4. Set El Kol (The best of all women) - Big percussion & oud; shifts to mysterious – 6:49
5. Chaos – slow oud opens out to the entire ensemble becoming progressively more manic - 13:54
6. Sur la route – Flamenco elements; amazingly fast oud -6:04
7. Couleurs – mid-tempo alternates with race horse speed - 9:31

Track Listing
1.Sirocco 4.Set El Kol (The Best Of All Women)
2.Un Moment De Solitude 5.Chaos
3.Safari 6.Sur La Route