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Track Listing
1. Sabah El Nour (4:22)
2. Step Aside (4:18)
3. Hurriya (4:16)
4. Best Of Both (2:19)
5. Dutch In The Desert (4:12)
6. New Wave Oriental (3:43)
7. Carry On (2:45)
Jan Wouter Oostenrijk
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Mountain Records
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Price £12.99
Jan Wouter has become a successful international artist in the last 10 years, known for innovating the crossover between Sharqi Blues and Maghreb Jazz. He is technically gifted, original, with emotion and a sense of adventure, navigating the crosscurrents between guitar-led jazz, rock and North African music. Jan Wouter toured with his band in different parts of Europe, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Sudan. On this album he explores Rock Maghreb. That is progressive rock music inspired by the culture and music of the Maghreb. In order to accomplish the technical requirements of this project he constructed an Electric Quarter tone Guitar This means the instrument was given a customised fingerboard with extra frets designed to allow the player to produce quarter-tones in Arabic music and Oriental maqam playing. Although trained as a western guitar player in the traditions of classical, jazz, blues and rock music, Jan Wouter has also studied some of the North African cultural styles and adapted his playing and compositions to accommodate these. This album is probably the first rock album of its kind to feature the electric Quarter Tone Guitar.