Maalouf, Ibrahim / Kalthoum
Album: Kalthoum   Collection:World
Artist:Maalouf, Ibrahim   Added:Apr 2016
Label:Impulse Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-04-18 Pull Date: 2016-06-19 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jun 5 May 29 May 22 May 1 Apr 24
Airplays: 3 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 21, 2017: A Night on the Roof
Movement Ii
4. May 29, 2016: The Prism Experiment
Introduction -Alf Leila Was Leila (Tribute To Oum Kalthoum)
2. Jun 02, 2016: In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand [S166]
Movement Iii
5. May 28, 2016: The Prism Experiment
Introduction -Alf Leila Was Leila (Tribute To Oum Kalthoum)
3. Jun 02, 2016: Melange
Movement Iv
6. May 21, 2016: Music Casserole
Movement Iv

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-04-14
Homage to the great Egyptian singer, Um Kalthoum, by Ibrahim Maalouf, trumpet player and composer; jazz transcription of “Alf Leyla We Lail” (1001 nights) sung by Kalthoum

NO FCC's (all instrumental); Favorite tracks: 3, 4, 5, 7

1 –3:54 –Intro – starts with western jazz and segues into more Middle Eastern sound, piano with trumpet solo

2- 4:46 – more improv; lots of piano and trumpet; motif repeats and then fades

*3-3:34 –more uptempo beginning with piano and drums; some syncopation; draws energy as motif repeats with trumpet

*4 -6:15 –starts slow, contemplative, trumpet with piano echoing motif, picks up

**5- 7:26 – faster, heavier beat, back and forth between horn and piano with drum underneath, catchy

6- 15:20- fuller orchestra sound, more jazz-like, less Middle Eastern sounding, lots of piano noodling and riffs

*7-10:15 –peppy beginning, segues to modal/minor; circles a little; goes back to mainstream sounding jazz, then starts circling again with a skipping-style beat; slows again into a trumpet taqseem, picks up for final section; bass solo, drum solo, back to basic motif for reprise

Track Listing
1. Introduction -Alf Leila Was Leila (Tribute To Oum Kalthoum)   4. Movement I
2. Overture I   5. Movement Ii
3. Overture Ii   6. Movement Iii
  7. Movement Iv