Heliopolis

21,50

One of the great projects in Egyptian jazz, the Cairo Free Jazz Ensemble was formed by Salah Ragab and Hartmut Geerken as an avant-garde offshoot of the Cairo Jazz Band – the first jazz big band in the country – formed in 1968. Heliopolis is a stunning blend of big band spiritual jazz, the music of the Middle East, and the fire and energy of free jazz, unveiling a deep creative resonance with the contemporaneous efforts of Pharoah Sanders, Phil Cohran, and – of course – Sun Ra, combining jazz instrumentation and musical style with indigenous melodies and instruments to create a musical object with few parallels.

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