Odd Times CD (2005)

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Label Enja
SKU 60235142
UPC 063757933021
UPC 14 00063757933021
Format CD
Release Date 11/15/2005
Author Rabih Abou-Khalil
Associated Artist/Work Biondini, Luciano
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Engineer Stefan Hackspiel
Producer Howard Levy; Nabil Khaiat; Mark Nauseef; Michel Godard; Rabih Abou-Khalil; Walter Quintus
CatalogID ENJ 93302
Lable Name Enja
Released 11/17/1997
Original Release 1997
Number of Discs 1
Length 64m : 12s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00063757933021
Musical Guests
Howard Levy
Mark Nauseef
Michel Godard
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Rabih Abou-Khalil (oud); Michel Godard (tuba, serpent); Howard Levy (harmonica); Mark Nauseef (drums); Nabil Khaiat (frame drums).
Recorded live at the Stadtgarten, Cologne, Germany from May 11-13, 1997. Includes liner notes by Josef Woodard, Peter Ruedi and Andrew Jones.
Personnel: Rabih Abou-Khalil (oud, strings, flute); Howard Levy (harmonica); Michel Godard (tuba); Mark Nauseef (drums); Nabil Khaiat (frame drum).
Audio Mixer: Walter Quintus.
Liner Note Author: Peter Ruedi.
Recording information: Stadtgarten, Cologne, Germany (05/11/1997-05/13/1997).
Photographer: Sammy Hart.
Arranger: Rabih Abou-Khalil.
Odd Times is Rabih Abou-Khalil's first live album. Since it would be impractical to assemble all of the guests he has had on his albums over the years, Abou-Khalil has gone in the other direction and pared his ensemble down to what is for him the bare bones: himself on oud, Howard Levy on harmonica, Michel Godard on tuba and serpent (an antique form of the tuba), Mark Nauseef on drums, and Nabil Khaiat on frame drums. Most live albums contain well-known pieces from the artist's studio repertoire; in contrast, Odd Times is mostly new material. In general, the album is a mix of shapeless, overlong attempts at atmosphere ("Elephant Hips") and fairly bouncy and fun items ("Q-Tips"). The pared-down lineup is engaging because Abou-Khalil's oud and Godard's tuba are more prominent; unfortunately, Levy's harmonica is also pronounced, and simply clashes with the entire project of fusing Arabic music and jazz. Though in all fairness, on "The Happy Sheik" Levy sets aside his usual cadences in favor of something more bluesy that melds better with its surroundings. The album closes with a vibrant performance of "Rabou-Abou-Kabou," one of Abou-Khalil's best songs. ~ Kurt Keefner
Disc 1
1 Sphinx And I, The
2 Dr. Gieler's Prescription
3 Elephant Hips
4 Q-Tips
5 Son Of Ben Hur
6 Happy Sheik, The
7 One Of Those Days
8 Rabou-Abou-Kabou

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