Saturday, May 20

Salah Ragab and The Cairo Jazz Band

Wikipedia - "Salah Ragab (Arabic: صلاح رجب) was an Egyptian drummer and musician credited with founding Egyptian jazz. A Major in the Egyptian Army through the 1960s, he first attempted to form a jazz band in 1964, with American saxophonist Mac X. Spears. Together with Hartmut Geerken and Edu Vizvari, he founded one of the first Egyptian jazz big bands. ... On this recording the band consists of five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones, piano, bass, drums and percussion and various other oriental instruments. ... Salah Ragab accompanied the great band leader and composer Sun Ra on a Tour in Egypt, Greece, France and Spain in 1984. ..."
Dusted Magazine
Soundcloud: A Tribute To Sun Ra, Egypt Strut
YouTube: Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band Presents Egyptian Jazz (1968-73) 40:40