The Road to Jajouka Special Limited Edition Vinyl
A benefit album produced by Billy Martin for The Master Musicians of Jajouka originally released as CD on Howe Records (Hugo, Lord of the Rings, Naked Lunch, Ed Wood). All net proceeds from album sales will benefit The Jajouka Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 2013 to foster awareness and preservation of this ancient ceremonial music.
The Master Musicians of Jajouka with Bachir Attar
Medeski Martin and Wood
Howard Shore & the London Philharmonic
“The music of Jajouka is trance music, ecstatic music, a music narcotic. From its source—a particular village in the southern Rif mountains of Morocco—this magical music has migrated around the world, moving like clouds, like water, like smoke-flowing through the collective consciousness of its appreciators,” writes Jim Jarmusch in the liner notes to The Road to Jajouka, a new recording that pays tribute to the legendary Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar.
"Originally intended as a remix record, we used previous recordings of the Master Musicians of Jajouka (including one from Ornette Coleman's apartment!) and the guests contributed in different ways for something very special.This record grooves on many levels but there are some surprises like Lee Ranaldo's beautiful ambient guitar playing which then leads to serious Jajouka primal drumming, and Howard Shore's piece with the London Philharmonic." - Billy Martin