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Atlas Maior

Atlas Maior maps diverse musical traditions, placing Jazz, Middle Eastern, and Latin American musical idioms in dialogue with one another. The group composes music that pays homage to the stewards of these traditions and their cultural and geographic origins. Band members Joshua Thomson (alto saxophone, flutes), Charlie Lockwood (oud), and Ted Camat (percussion) create a unique sound that balances intimate moments of sincerity with powerful melodies and incendiary rhythmic passages. Thomson and Lockwood write original melodies exploring maqamat (the Middle Eastern modal system) and harmonic progressions of American jazz. Percussionist Ted Camat applies a wide variety of rhythms and traditional percussion instruments including the Middle Eastern dumbek, Peruvian cajón, and Brazilian pandero.

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Discography

Palindrome

Palindrome

Self Produced
2015

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Keyif

Keyif

Unknown label
2015

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Four Shades

Four Shades

Unknown label
2012

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Atlas Maior EP

Atlas Maior EP

Unknown label
2011

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Cynthia's Tears

Cynthia's Tears

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Keyif

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