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 5May 29May 22May 1Apr 24

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