Saturday, September 13, 2008

Simon Shaheen: The Music of Mohamed Abdel Wahab

From All Music Guide:
"Master oud player and composer Simon Shaheen finds the perfect mix on this collection of Mohammed Abdel Wahab's pieces. Wahab's reputation looms large in Middle Eastern musical history; he set the standard for Egyptian music as a prolific writer...Shaheen pays fine homage here with seven wonderful interpretations sparkling with oud and strings interplay..."
You can learn much more about Mohamed Abdel Wahab here. Simon Shaheen maintains a website here.

This is one of the most beautiful records I have ever owned, based on the quality of the songs, musicianship and production. It is incredibly lush, concise and atmospheric. And it sounds tremendous loud.

Simon Shaheen - The Music of Mohamed Abdel Wahab