08/08/13

‘Road To Jajouka’ Benefit Album Features Coleman, Zorn, MMW, others

Released Sept. 10, collection was produced by Billy Martin

The Road to Jajouka, a new recording featuring the Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar, along with several high-profile guests artists, will be released Sept. 10 on Howe Records. The set, which draws from both new performances and remixes created by Western master musicians utilizing original Jajouka recordings, was produced by drummer/producer Billy Martin of Medeski Martin & Wood. The nine tracks feature guest artists including MMW, Marc Ribot, Ornette Coleman, John Zorn, Lee Ranaldo, Flea and Mickey Hart, among others. All profits from album sales will benefit The Jajouka Foundation, a non-profit organization established this year to foster awareness and preservation of this ancient ceremonial music.

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Ornette Coleman
By Jimmy Katz
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Medeski Martin & Wood
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Billy Martin
By Michael Weintrob

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