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Arabop (Release: 09/10/12)

"Arabop" A new album release, coming out on the 9th of October 2012

A groundbreaking fusion trip through the musical world of orient and Occident

Arabop
There are no boundaries in the world of jazz, and if there are, they are there to break through,- playfully and with ease. For Michel Sajrawy, a Palestinian of Christian faith who comes from Nazareth and has an Israeli passport, overcoming contradictions is an important element - in everyday life, and in his music.
This guitarist and composer is melting his fellow-musicians’ diverse religious faiths into a bubbling blend of, jazz, intoxicating Arabic rhythms and arabesque sounds. He sets on a groundbreaking fusion trip through the musical world of orient and Occident.
“Arabop - is a word I invented in order to reflect the presence of the essential characteristics of Arabic music and bebop lines in my music. This is my third album, a major departure from my previous works. It has completely new sounds, sounds that never have been created on any previous recording... I went beyond what is allowed to play on the instrument... After trying different ones I returned to the Stratocaster – the one that my parents bought me when I was in
high school.” Michel Sajrawy

Musicians:
Michel Sajrawy – Composer, Arranger, Guitarist & Keyboards Programing, Electric Bass

Amiram Granot - Sax

Maali Klar - Soprano Sax

Samir Makhoul - Oud & Vocal

Valeri Lipets – Contra Bass

Wisam Arram - Darbuka & Shakers

Stas Zilberman - Drums

Nehaya Damouni - Chant

Adnan Haddad - Speech