Ahmed Malek – Omar Gatlato (Version Télé Ciné Club) (Algeria, 1978, Ministere de l’Information et de la Culture Algérienne)

Ahmed Malek, born in 1931 in Bordj El Kiffan (Algeria) was one of the most prolific Algerian musician and movie score composer.
He composed soundtracks for a dozen and dozen of movies (Les Vacances de l’Inspecteur Tahar, Omar Gatlato, Aziza..), National TV & Radio shows and documentaries.
He died in 2008 in Algiers.
For today, I wanted to share with you “Omar Gatlato“, one of my favourite track from him, a melancholic Bossa Nova Jazz theme composed in 1976 for the movie “Omar Gatlato“, directed by the film maker Merzak Allouache.
You’ll understand why Ahmed Malek was nicknammed “The Algerian Ennio Morricone” – Enjoy !

Ahmed Malek – Omar Gatlato (Version Télé Ciné Club)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/8KB1vbPsekE

Take care,

Armand de Preseau

Erick Cosaque et les Voltages 8 – Decere Nou Demaye (Guadeloupe, 1982, Self-Produced)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Decere Nou Demaye“, another track from the Guadeloupean Master Erick Cosaque, a beautiful spiritual Gwoka Jazz tune – Enjoy !

Erick Cosaque et Les Voltages 8 – Decere Nou Demaye

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/A8FddaG7lrQ

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

Manu Dibango et son African Soul Quintet – Soulogie (Cameroun, 1961, Ngoma)

In tribute to the Cameroonian musician legend Emmanuel “Manu” N’Djoké Dibango, who passed away today, I’ve decided to share with you for the first time online the outstanding Jazz track “Soulogie, taken from his impossible to find first single ever (I think), out in 1961 – Enjoy !

I found this record a few years ago, at a former record store owner’s house in the city of Garoua (capital of the North Region of Cameroon), after a 18 hours train & bus travel from the city of Yaoundé !

Manu Dibango et son African Soul Quintet – Soulogie

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/eascmt-TLyM

Have a nice evening,

Armand de Preseau

Menelik Wossenachew – Mekaberene Liyew (Ethiopia, 1974, Amha Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mekaberene Liyew“, an uplifting Ethio Jazz track from the legendary singer Menelik Wossenachew – Enjoy !

Menelik Wossenachew – Mekaberene Liyew

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/lEjLEYN1Jkk

Best regards,

Armand

Max Cilla – La Flûte des Mornes (Martinique, 1981, Apia)

For today, I wanted to share with you “La Flûte des Mornes“, a Spiritual Island Jazz track driven by the sublime flute of the Martinican Master Max Cilla (who is still active today !) & backed by killer Gwo-Ka percussions, taken from the 1st album of the artist & recorded in 1981 – Enjoy !

Max Cilla – La Flûte des Mornes

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/yer3fDcm4RM

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Elias Rahbani – Lover’s Lane (Lebanon, 1974, Parlophone Voix de L’Orient Series)

Elias Rahbani, from Lebanon, is the youngest of the three Rahbani Brothers, well known for their contribution to the Lebanese – and more, Oriental – music scene.
His two older brothers, Assi and Mansour Rahbani, also known as “The Rahbani Brothers” (which Elias wasn’t be part of) were composers and songwriters, famous for their work with the Lebanese Diva, Fairuz (who was the wife of Assi).
Elias composed of over 700 songs, both in Eastern and Western styles.

This album is the 2nd volume of his masterpiece, “Mosaic of The Orient“, considered by many as Elias best album, a very eclectic instrumental record, with some psychedelic organ and bouzouk parts, oriental jazz and hip hoppy beats.

The cover art is designed by Nabil Mourani, who designed my favourite Oriental record covers (remember Babylon Mood by Munir Bachir ? That was him also !).

I decided to share with you “Lover’s Lane“, a beautiful melancholic organ ballad with a little psychedelic touch – Enjoy !
Elias Rahbani – Lover’s Lane

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/xhYC1Ca7UCQ

Have a nice sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Djelmani Mahfoud – El Wahat (Algeria, 1982, Ministère de l’Information et de la Culture)

For today, I wanted to share with you”El Wahat“, an incredible psychedelic blend of Jazz, Fusion, Gnawa, Oriental & Bossa Nova influences, taken from an ultra rare & never commercialized boxset, edited in the early 80s by the Algerian Ministry of Culture & Information, and intended to be offered to a few Diplomats in order to promote the local musical scene – Enjoy !

Djelmani Mahfoud – El Wahat

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/xKDs0E0xI-E

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Max Rambhojan – Kouté Nouvel (Guadeloupe, 1990s, Max Rambhojan Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Kouté Nouvel“, a splendid spiritual Gwoka Jazz track taken from the 2nd album of the Guadeloupean musician Max Rambhojan, recorded and self-released in the 90s – Enjoy !

Max Rambhojan – Kouté Nouvel

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Ubenbxg9qD0

All the best,

Armand

René Lacaille – Take Five (La Réunion, 1990, Creole Electric Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you a cover of “Take Five“, the very well known #Jazz classic standard, reinterpreted here in  a very interesting psychedelic creole way by the guitarist René Lacaille from La Réunion (Indian Ocean) – Enjoy !

René Lacaille – Take Five

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/XE2hWjuoWQs

Have a nice sunday evening,

Armand

Les frères Mégri – El Harib (Morocco, 1971, Sudiphone)

For today, I wanted to share with you “El Harib“, a psychedelic progressive rock ballad with an oriental touch & beautiful haunted voices, recorded in 1971 by Mahmoud, Hassan & Younes Mégri, founders of the Moroccon band “Les frères Mégri” – Enjoy !

Les frères Mégri – El Harib

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/UiWut4v8xdE

All the best,

Armand