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Elsaffar, Amir / Rivers Of Sound / Not Two
Album:Not Two Collection:Jazz
Artist:Elsaffar, Amir / Rivers Of Sound Added:May 2017
Label:New Amsterdam Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-06-01 Pull Date:2017-08-03 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 23Jul 16Jul 9Jul 2Jun 25Jun 18Jun 4

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 14, 2022:At the Cafe Bohemian (rebroadcast from Jun 14, 2017)
4.Jul 21, 2017:Rebop
2.Aug 04, 2017:Rebop
Penny Explosion
5.Jul 14, 2017:Rebop
Jourjina Over Three
3.Jul 22, 2017:Old Fart at Play
Hijaz 21/8
6.Jul 08, 2017:Old Fart at Play
Penny Explosion

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-05-23 
Tom McCarter
Reviewed: 2017-05-23
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none

Review: large ensemble of instrumentalists from Middle Eastern and Western traditions exploring the confluences through mesmerizing jazz improvisation. Miles Okasaki plays guitar.
If You Like: Rabih Abou-Khali, Tarek Yamani
Favorite Tracks: (Disc 1) (2) Jourjina Over Three (3) Penny Explosion (4) Ya Ibni, Ya Ibni (my Son, My Son) (Disc 2) (6) Hijaz 21/B
Track Review: (Disc 1) 1/ guitar starts> slow tempo jam> fade (11:14) 2/ guitar starts> slow tempo jam builds to uptempo> fade (7:14) 3/ guitar starts> slow tempo jam builds quickly to uptempo> builds in intensity> percussion jam to quick stop (12:48) 4/ drums start> slow tempo jam> melody shift> quick stop (12:24)(Disc 2) 5/ oud starts> midtempo jam> song begins midway> swings uptempo> quick fade (10:40) 6/ vibes start> uptempo jam> quick stop (9:39) 7/ horns start> uptempo jam> false stop> midtempo jam> chanting (or song)> midtempo jam> false stop> fade 8/ percussion starts> midtempo jam> fade

Track Listing
1.Iftitah 5.Layl (Night)
2.Jourjina Over Three 6.Hijaz 21/8
3.Penny Explosion 7.Shards Of Memory / B Half Flat Fantasy
4.Ya Ibni, Ya Ibni (My Son, My Son) 8.Bayat Declamation