Joachim Kuhn, Majid Bekkas & Ramon Lopez – Out Of The Desert (2009)

Title: Out Of The Desert
Year Of Release: 2009
Label: ACT Music
Genre: Jazz, World
Quality: FLAC
Total Time: 53:07
Total Size: 485 MB


01. Foulani
02. Transmitting
03. One. Two, Free
04. Sandia
05. Seawalk
06. Chadiye

Joachim Kuhn: piano, alto saxophone on 3
Majid Bekkas - vocals, guembri, kalimba on 3, molo on 6
Ramon Lopez - drums, tabla on 3
Abdelfettah Houssaini - djembe on 1, 2, 4
Abdessadek Bounhar - karkabou, chorus on 1, 2, 4
Rachid El Faditi: karkabou, chorus on 1, 2, 4
Kouassi Bessan Joseph - talking drums, percussion, vocals on 3, 6
Mouloud Amrini El-Mesaoui - drums, percussion on 5
Mouloud Lamirni El-Mesaoui - drums, percussion on 5
Hittouri El Uqzzani - drums, percussion on 5
Hmad Ait Ibrahim - drums, percussion on 5
Aamirni Er Houcin - drums, percussion on 5

Boundary busting and inventive though it was, Kalimba (ACT, 2007)—the first album by German pianist Joachim Kuhn, Moroccan vocalist and guembri player Majid Bekkas, and Spanish drummer Ramon Lopez—ultimately felt like Kuhn's album more than a fully integrated, cross-cultural group exercise. Two years on, the trio's second outing, Out Of The Desert, offers a deeper mix—and an altogether more absorbing one.