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Disc 1
01
Abdul Hussein Khan Shahnazi Homayoun
01 :06
02
Moustapha Bey Rida Taxim Hugaz Kar Wahda
01 :03
03
Bahkesirli Fuat Bey Nigris Taxim
01 :09
04
Tanbouri Ibrahim Bey Adham Taxim Hidjaz
01 :11
05
Sami Chawa Eerabi Fil Sahra
01 :01
06
Abdul Hussein Khan Shahnazi Bidad
00 :52
07
Haigo Shushtar
01 :00
08
Abdul Hussein Khan Shahnazi Mofhalef Segah
01 :03
09 01 :01
10
Nechat Bey Adjem Achiran Taxim
01 :10
11
Nechat Bey Hidjaz Taxim
00 :51
12
Nechat Bey Husseini Taxim
00 :54
13
Nechat Bey Yeghia Taxim
00 :57
14
Kanoni Artaki Soultanigiah
00 :53
15
Kementchedi Alecco Kurduli Hidjazkiar Taxim
00 :51
16
Nechat Bey Rast Taxim
01 :00
17
Oudi Yorgho Seghiah Taxim
00 :59
18
Abdul Hussein Khan Shahnazi Mavaraounnahr
01 :00
19
Tambouredji Osman Pehlivan Anadol Kachik Havassi
00 :56
20
Mehmet And Ahmet Balki-Oglu Aydin Oyun Havassi
00 :56
Disc 2
01
Sir Richard Bishop Olive Oasis
01 :02
02
Micah Blue Smaldone Mortissa
01 :03
03
Michael Flower Lake Of Fire
01 :10
04
Charlie Parr Paul Bunyan's Fall
01 :19
05
Six Organs Of Admittance Goat, Thorns And Brick
00 :59
06
Bruce Licher Mesopotamia
01 :11
07
Paul Metzger Emel
01 :20
08
Rick Tomlinson Surfin' UAE
01 :05
09
Steffen Basho-Junghans Improvisation 6
01 :11
10 01 :07
ARTIST
TITLE
Open Strings: 1920s Middle Eastern Recordings- New Responses
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
HJR 039CD HJR 039CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/26/2009

This is the fourth release in Honest Jon's series of albums exploring the earliest 78s held in the EMI Hayes Archive. Open Strings is a dazzling selection of virtuoso string-playing from Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Turkey, all recorded in the 1920s, and pretty much unheard ever since. In addition, Open Strings includes a disc of newly-commissioned responses to the themes in this music by underground luminaries committed to the drone such as Sir Richard Bishop of legendary Sun City Girls renown, West Coast psych-guitarist Ben Chasny aka Six Organs Of Admittance, UK folk-guitarist Rick Tomlinson aka Voice Of The Seven Woods, and Western Massachusetts' raga-inspired duo, MV And EE. From resonant bow-drone, to frenetic fret-runs to delicate, circular acoustic musings to sitar fever-dreams, no matter the nationality, there is a resonance and truth in this music that is ancient, timeless and transcendent. Scorchers past and present, every one. Other artists include: Micah Blue Smaldone, Michael Flower, Charlie Parr, Bruce Licher, Paul Metzger, and Steffen Basho-Junghans.