21 January 2011

GEORGE GRUNTZ - NOON IN TUNISIA

















George Gruntz for Saba from 1967.
Piano, Conductor, Composed By - George Gruntz ; Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Tambourine - Sahib Shihab ; Bass - Eberhard Weber ; Drums - Daniel Humair ; Violin - Jean Luc Ponty ; Goblet Drum [Darbouka] - Hattab Jouini , Salah El Mahdi ; Ney - Salah El Mahdi ; Oboe [Zoukra] - Moktar Slama ; Percussion [Bendire] - Hattab Jouini , Jelloul Osman , Moktar Slama , Salah El Mahdi ; Tabla - Hattab Jouini , Jelloul Osman ; Bagpipes [Mezoued] - Jelloul Osman.
Producer - Joachim Ernst Berendt

George Gruntz organized this studio recording as an opportunity for blending the worlds of jazz and Arabian music, though utilizing original music of his own. With Sahib Shihab (soprano sax, flute, and tambourine), violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, bassist Eberhard Weber, and drummer Daniel Humair, plus four Bedouin musicians playing traditional Arabian reed, string, and percussion instruments, Gruntz conceived the nearly 31-minute six-part "Maghreb Cantata" as the centerpiece of the date. The composer's themes are essentially brief modal statements utilized as jumping-off points for the musicians' improvisations. Bracketing the suite are two vocal numbers that incorporate the chanting of centuries-old Arab poems. Open-minded jazz fans will find this unusual session both intriguing and infectious.Ken Dryden.

All Killer No Filler.

36 comments:

Bacoso said...

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Mimi Soul said...

Thanks a lot !

Peace

baf said...

thanks again
tunisia? did the revolution inspire you?

ThaiBoy said...

Thanks!

Big Papi said...

Morning Bacoso. What year and month did you originally post "Mood Is Modal"? I'm search your archives now. Thanks!!

Bacoso said...

September 06 ; however the link is dead and I don't intend to repost it.
Saying that Mood is Modal Vol 2 might make an appearance at some point!

Burningbluesoul said...

I never knew this one existed Bacoso--and I thought I had everything Sahib Shihab ever played on. Many many thanks.

unity said...

amazing to hear eberhard weber in this context - a tremendous album.
thankyou for broadening my musical horizons.

boogieman said...

Bacoso you'll always surprise us!
I'm currently in the Maghreb so this music fits the moment. Thanks.

dickmdown said...

do to this awsome music i have actually cut the rug from all the funky dancing it has inspired.
thanx

matheusborro said...

Marvelous. Thank you for the musical education.

X75a said...

Bacoso,

Thanks for the George Gruntz post. Keep up the good work.

Dr. President said...

wonderful, thanks.

Phillip said...

you are the protector of all that is real.
thanks

shoshidge said...

this looks awesome

Harry said...

I'm a big Eberhard Weber fan so really looking forward to this.
Many thanks!

dabulamanzi said...

thank you..

cannonball said...

weber,shihab,humair,ponty et al and produced by berendt - this has to be an all killer session!Thankyou so much for this.

Holly said...

This is wonderful - thank you very much.

Jams DaBoombox (King Boom) said...

Thanks Alot!

Snake_Keys said...

A lot of thanks Bacoso!
Peace and respect for you all.

Alberto

Hoochie Coochie man said...

This ones always looked intriguing, finally get a chance to hear it, thanks to you..

dewhy said...

Many thanks! A good one...

the doc said...

thanks for this and all you do!! Great share as usual.

the doc said...

thanks for this and all you do!! Great share as usual.

Rhythm Changes said...

Thank you, a great choice.

katonah said...

Needed to play this a couple of times but what an epic. Absolute stonker, Thanks Bacoso

Mark said...

Hey... I've listened to a bunch of these and I wanted to give you an enormous THANK YOU! Inspired and inspiring work, both by you with all the great comments and hard work, and all these amazing musicians that I've never heard before. GREAT!

Gerald said...

I'm looking forward to this! Thanks a million!

Jerry

JawsOfJosh said...

Thank you for the share!

Strange Fruit said...

Looks killer, can't wait to listen!

peskypesky said...

you are too good to us!!! I look forward to hearing this. Since i love jazz and i love Arabian music, this should be right up my alley.

swamielmo said...

all right bacoso, thanks man

keith said...

i've occasioned to partake in your gifts of sharing a few times now. Thank you so so very much. Yours is one of the most consistently intriguing and educational places in the whole interweb.

2bad said...

Thanks, much!

2bad said...

Cool! Thanks!