Rabih Abou-Khalil ‎– Al-Jadida

Enja Records ‎– ENJA 6090 2
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Recorded and mixed 8-10 October 1990 at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg, Germany.

© & ℗ 1991 ENJA RECORDS Matthias Winckelmann GmbH

Made in Austria

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 63757 60902 5
  • Matrix / Runout: ICM L060308 6090 2 113 2209
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code: none
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 3126
  • SPARS Code: DDD

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label  Cat# Country Year
ENJA 6090 2 Rabih Abou-Khalil Al-Jadida(CD, Album, RP, Dig) Enja Records ENJA 6090 2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ENJA 6090 2 Rabih Abou-Khalil Al-Jadida(CD, Album, Dig) Enja Records ENJA 6090 2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
ENJA 6090 4 Rabih Abou-Khalil Al-Jadida(Cass, Album) Enja Records ENJA 6090 4 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
ENJA 6090 2 Rabih Abou-Khalil Al-Jadida(CD, Album, RP) Enja Records ENJA 6090 2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
none Rabih Abou-Khalil Al-Jadida(CD, Album, Unofficial) M&A Group none Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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November 20, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
It exists an LP version of it. I bought it in 98 to NL distributor Bertus. Any info on it ?


February 25, 2014
I first encountered Rabih via Embryo, and then his album BETWEEN DAWN & DUSK that featured Christian "Embryo" Burchard as a guest - a delightful blend of Arabian music, jazz and lots of other things, a natural extension on Embryo's pioneering world fusion. But, it was a great surprise to find this album on Enja - I never thought I'd ever own an Enja release! - and featuring Sonny Fortune no less! Not so surprising was Glen Moore (from Oregon) and Ramesh Shotham (of Karnataka College of Percussion and a previous collaborator with Rabih and Embryo) being featured. There is only one fellow Arabian: Nabil Khaiat, a very fine percussionist counterbalancing Ramesh's Indian percussives. Rabih himself is an oud player, the oud being a lute-like instrument but sounding distinctly Eastern, and Rabih's mastery of it is second to none, no less his compositional skills - this is very close to Embryo in fact, particularly the ethnic jams on EMBRYO'S REISE, and Sonny Fortune fits in amazingly well where you'd normally expect to hear Charlie Mariano or Edgar Hofmann. Here we are treated to a series of flowing almost open-ended improvised interactive compositions, where in true Eastern tradition the solo's kind of slide over each other, play against one another, creating a cornucopia of instrumental delights, everything placed perfectly throughout - in fact the musicianship is no less than breathtaking, one can't help joining in with the infectious rhythms and emotive energy, and the individual tracks seem to move one to the next, as if a homogeneous whole. A grand unique festival of musical delights.
From my review in Audion #21, published in May 1992