Roustom, Kareem/El-Zafeer Ense / Almitra's Question
Album: Almitra's Question   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Roustom, Kareem/El-Zafeer Ense   Added:Mar 2005
Label:Fuller Street Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-04-03 Pull Date: 2005-06-05 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: May 1 Apr 24 Apr 10
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 29, 2005: Memory Select - guest DJ Colin
Salwa's Last Dance
3. Apr 13, 2005: Junk: The Best of Jazz n' Funk
2. Apr 22, 2005: No Cover, No Minimum - Part I
4. Apr 07, 2005: Sonar

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-03-28
Accessible "world" sound with violins, acoustic guitar, and tons of exotic hand percussion. Kareen Roustom leads on acoustic guitar, where he tosses out nicely complex solos. Electric bass adds some meat, with thick burbling lines reminiscent of modern African music.

Breezy and melodic overall, stuff that would go well as NPR bumper music.

1- Jangling, mid/fast, lots of action.
2- Coltrane classic in a breezy and fairly fast treatment
3- Persian feel, steady mid-fast beat.
4- Slower. Relaxed but a bit mysterious.
5- Slower and swaying
6- Mid/fast, bright, yearning

Track Listing
1. Sandstorm   4. O Sacrum Convivium
2. Naima   5. Burnt Onions
3. Almitra's Question   6. Salwa's Last Dance