Unique cross cultural jazz Ahmed Warshanna – ISHTA: Ahmed is a very talented jazz guitarist who creates some of the most unique cross cultural jazz you will ever listen to on his debut album… though I didn’t find any live performances from his upcoming (14 May, 2021) release, here is an intimate clip of his guitar style…
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Ahmed’s high-energy guitar is complimented very nicely by Hart Guonjian-Pettit on trumpet; Dominic Ellis playing tenor saxophone; Daniel Sperlein’s great trombone; piano by Josh Miller; Thomas Owens on bass and Charlie Seda doing drums… as you listen to the gentle strains of “Samaka“, you’ll hear the joy these cats have in playing – I especially enjoyed Hart’s trumpet solo on this song… this is a song that (I predict) will be getting a lot of space on jazz radio shows across the globe!
This is also an intensely personal album, as it covers a time when Ahmed’s mother was diagnosed with cancer… the power of his abilities just shines through on the album closer, “Intisar” (“Victory”, according to my translator)… his guitar solos on this song make it clear that he will be an artist to keep your eyes (& ears) on over the coming months & years. After a couple listens through the full album, it was easy to decide on this tune being my personal favorite.
I give Ahmed and his highly talented players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99. Get more information on Ahmed’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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