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Black Butterfly

A 4 track latin & world jazz ep (16m 18s) — released June 11th 2012 on Jazzman

Unreleased Egyptian Jazz: 2x45s set in a Unique Hand-Printed Fold-Open Pyramid!
Four sides of previously-unreleased ethnic mythic mystic jazz from the legendary Egyptian drummer!

Before the re-release of his album with the Cairo Jazz Band recently, the name Salah Ragab was best known to jazz fans and record collectors by way of another LP that was recorded with Sun Ra in the early '70s.

His album 'Prism Music Unit' with the Cairo Jazz Band was released in Egypt with another by the Cairo Free Jazz Ensemble, but perhaps only Salah himself knew of the other songs he had recorded at the time, but didn't make it onto these LPs.

The tapes lurking for decades in an old trunk, it's taken until now for them to see the light of day, and we present them here as four amazing pieces of Egyptian jazz on 2 seven inch singles. Entombed within a hand-printed, hand-made pyramid shaped box, this is the first time in 40 years that these recordings will have come to light.

Ladies and Gentlemen, behold the splendor that is Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band

Limited edition, only 999 made !

Mulatu Astatke
Sun Ra
Phil Cohran
Spiritual Jazz

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