Majid Bekkas
Magic Spirit Quartet

VÖ: 31.01.2020

Genre: World Jazz


ACT 9896-2, 614427989628
Majid Bekkas / vocals, guembri, oud & electric guitar
Goran Kajfeš / trumpet, electric trumpet & percussion
Jesper Nordenström / piano, organ, synthesizers & spinet piano
Stefan Pasborg / drums, percussion & tuned gongs

Cover art by Sonia Delaunay: Tango Magic City, 1913 © Pracusa 20190305

Recorded by Thomas Vang at The Village Recording Studio in Copenhagen, July 12 &13, 2018 and at Stureparken Studio, Stockholm
Chaouki Gnaoua family, backing vocals and qarqabou on 01 & 03, recorded at MB Studio in Sale, Morocco.
Mixed by Johannes Berglund
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Produced by Magic Spirit Quartet
Trance, ritual, mysticism, psychedelia, magic...however one chooses to describe the way that North-African 'gnawa' music affects people, there can be no denying the fascination for it which reaches right across the world. Morrocan gimbri-player and singer Majid Bekkas is one of it's most dazzling figures, and also probably the musician who has made this music interact with other genres. Now, with Magic Spirit Quartet, he has built a bridge connecting North Africa and Northern Europe, aligning the ancestral with the ambient. An inspired move which seems to catch the very spirit of 21st century jazz.