Selected by Discotchari: “A staple among both Armenian and jazz collectors, this album reflects the musical magic brewing at the turn of the decade. It is the product of a major label effort to turn John Berberian into an ethnic crossover success (“the next Ravi Shankar”) by pairing him with another virtuoso already established in the field, i.e. Joe Beck. These two masterminds recorded the whole album in one session, aided by elite colleagues including Souren Baronian on woodwinds and Chet Amsterdam on bass.” Interestingly, the time signature of each track is listed out along with the title presumably to emphasize the unique qualities of Middle Eastern rhythms.
Recommended – Full Listen
Tags: Armenia / Psychedelic Rock / Rare Groove