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Ahmed Abdul-Malik


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Ahmed Abdul-Malik (1927-1993) was a U.S. jazz bassist and oud player of Sudanese descent.

Born on the 30th January 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, he became noted for integrating Middle Eastern and North African musical styles into his jazz. He served as bassist for Art Blakey, Randy Weston, and Thelonious Monk among others. As an oud player he did a tour of South America for the United States Department of State and performed at an African jazz festival in Morocco.

He died on the 2nd October 1993 in Long Branch, New Jersey.


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  • koolkeef

    East Meets West is so cool!

    6 Jun 2011 Reply
  • bal-i_cibril

    ما شاء الله, ما شاء الله .... جـــــــــــــزاك الله

    22 Jul 2010 Reply
  • -tgt-

    agree with Justin, Abdul-Malik is a genius, but "Jazz Sounds" is usually a bit overrated compared to his best works.

    4 Jul 2009 Reply

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