Neon Egypt | Tales Of Kings

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Tales Of Kings

by Neon Egypt

Unusual Intuitive Jazz and World Fusion mating the unique, Taiko-like Shendai Ceremonial Drums with expressive free-solo saxophones. Includes the international World Fusion hits "Passage To Djibouti" and "Night of the Lotus".
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Third Cataract
5:40 $0.99
2. Nejd
5:52 $0.99
3. Allure
4:49 $0.99
4. In Purdah
6:27 $0.99
5. Passage To Djibouti
5:07 $0.99
6. Night Of The Lotus
5:57 $0.99
7. Triamorous
8:12 $0.99
8. Phaedra
3:23 $0.99
9. A Clockwork Sphinx
5:50 $0.99
10. Tales Of Kings
5:10 $0.99
11. Cairo Bazaar
2:34 $0.99
12. Alluvium
5:26 $0.99
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Album Notes
Whether called Meditative Jazz, World Jazz, or World Fusion, Neon Egypt's offering is decidedly unique. Expressive, free-flowing jazz saxophone melodies float gracefully over an enchanting and exotic foundation of Taiko-like melodic drum music, featuring the one-of-a-kind Shendai Ceremonial Drums.

All of Neon Egypt's selections are "first takes" of spontaneously improvised intuitive music, recorded live. None of their pieces have a predetermined form or concept, a title, or even a key or time signature before play is begun - each is truly a product of the moment. Yet each piece has clear musicality, satisfying coherence and unmistakable structure. The unique foundation of melodic drum and percussion music created by Steven Miller's Shendai Ceremonial Drums allows master jazz saxophone soloist Harrison Goldberg freedom to weave an artful musical offering in real time. The result... well, you are invited to listen for yourself!

Tales Of Kings has been diversely used as Tai Chi and Yoga meditation music, modern dance music, and as background for Egyptian travel and history seminars. It is also featured in the art documentary film "Journey of the Dream Warrior" from Dream Power International of Seattle, Washington. This unusual CD makes a great gift and collector's album.

Excerpt from "Tales Of Kings" Liner Notes:
"The album's whole personifies a timeless river tumbling over ancient stones, or the early a.m. negotiations of a big city's streets, as if mood indigo resided in civilization's crucible. It possesses azure meditations, scarlet musings, golden speculations, each aspiring to discovery in a world of slate gray-green melancholy. It wears textures velvet to worn corduroy. It exudes an allure of rhythm that manifests the seduction of danger... It is being within non-being: a place where one senses, even at the end, that the music never stopped."
--Sandy Thompson, Northern California freelance writer and art critic

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Augusto Chiarle

Real talent, amazing sounds
When I first heard of Neon Egypt I was amazed by the sax play, being a sax player myself. When you listen to Neon Egypt, you figure out to find yourself in a bazaar, in some kind of Egiptian town in the early 1900s, maybe in search for adventures in the desrt, looking for some pyramid someone didn't discover yet... And just as a pyramid treasure, this music can let you experience a fantastic travel in musical terms: rich jazz elements, an incredible sax play, well accompained by another real talent playing the percussions. So, I couldn't resist and bought it as soon as I seen it available on itunes... :-) Real talent, great sound. I love it! Greetings from your italian fan,
Augusto
The Wimshurst's Machine
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Coby D.

Sounds like "Paul Desmond meets Babatunde"!
Somehow whenever I put this CD on it always sounds fresh. It has a sort of Egyptian "mystical" flavor to it, which I really like. I find it stays near the front of my CD rack. Nice, nice work gents!
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Aye


A timeless floating sax over grounded rythms of drums, Tales of Kings speaks for the beauty of water and desert- the great Nile: something between the poetry work of john Surman with the oud player Anouar Brahem (THIMAR,ECM) and the sacred sound of Alice Coltrane's Ptah the El Daoud...
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