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Primary Instrument: Bass

Born: January 30, 1927    

Bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik was one of the first musicians to introduce Arabic music into jazz and the first to use the oud, a pear-shaped, traditional Middle Eastern stringed instrument similar to a lute as a jazz instrument. He was born on January 30th 1927 to Sudanese parents in Brooklyn and grew up in the borough’s Arab neighborhood. According the most recent edition of the Rough Guide to Jazz he did not change his name to Ahmed Abdul-Malik in the mid- 50s but was given that name at birth. He started studying music at age 7; first violin then bass, piano and even tuba. His first jobs as a musician were when he was still a teenager and included symphony orchestras and different ethnic weddings...
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    Oud Vibrations

    Buda Musique
    2011
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    Jazz Sounds Of Africa

    Fantasy Jazz
    2003
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    East Meets West: Musique Of Ahmed Abdul-Malik

    Buda Musique
    1995
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    East Meets West (Musique Of Ahmed Abdul-Malik)

    Buda Musique
    1995
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    The Eastern Moods Of Ahmed Abdul-Malik

    Buda Musique
    1963
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    East Meets West

    Buda Musique
    1960
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    Jazz Sahara

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    1958
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Fantasy Jazz (2003)

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