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Pipes of Pan at Jajouka


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listen  1. The Pipes of Pan at Jajouka - 55 (Hamsa oua Hamsine)0:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Pipes of Pan at Jajouka - War Song/Standing + One Half (Kaim Oua Nos) 2:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. The Pipes of Pan at Jajouka - Take Me With You My Darling, Take Me With You (Dinimaak A Habibi-Dinimaak) 8:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The Pipes of Pan at Jajouka - Your Eyes Are Like a Cup of Tea (Al Yunic Sharbouni Ate)10:35Album Only
listen  5. The Pipes of Pan at Jajouka - I Am Calling Out (L'Afta) 5:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Pipes of Pan at Jajouka - Your Eyes Are Like a Cup of Tea (Reprise with Flute)18:06Album Only

Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 26, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Philips
  • ASIN: B0000040UX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,748 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Brian Jones's trip to Morocco in 1968 included a trip to the mountain village of Jajouka guided by painter Brion Gysin. What he recorded there introduced the world at large to the Master Musicians of Jajouka, initially released in 1971. Their music is based on ritual, but is still playful. The horns, chanting, and drums of this field recording are completely trancelike. It's a shame that phasing and panning has been added to the sound in an attempt to make it even more psychedelic because it stands perfectly well by itself without the effects. (You also have to wonder whether titles like "Your Eyes Are Like a Cup of Tea" are really literal translations from Aramaic). Still, this is perfectly classic stuff, celebrating the weeklong Rites of Pan festival and offering an almost religious experience to the listener. Anyone who doubts that music has the power to transport should begin here. A classic of world music. --Chris Nickson

Customer Reviews

Others will be annoyed.
James L.
It has music with ancient roots, of the improvised musical tradition.
M. Flikweert
I'm glad Brian Jones recorded this music; it is great.
Leon Reino (leonreino@hotmail.com)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By "twixt" on September 17, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Anyone interested in transformational music-buy this cd. Just buy it, count your pennies and do so; it's an investment in yer ongoing evolution...Probably safe to say that the music on this cd is timeless, recorded 30+ years ago, sounds like something from the year after tomorrow.
Should come with a disclaimer, something like, "Caution: This music may produce heart palpitations, wild thoughts, and urges to dance madly around bonfires."
Definitely NOT left-brain music. My guess is that even the most strait-laced might find their temporal-spatial perceptive abilities 'somewhat' altered during their auditioning of this cd, and for some time thereafter. Watch for psi effects.
The book "Jajouka Rolling Stone", by Stephen Davis is a good companion volume to this recording.
Frankly, I'm amazed that this cd is still legal to own. It's THAT good.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Imad Abbadi on March 17, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is the record that started the interest in Jajouka. Since most was already said, I will just add what I think is missing from other reviews. The Jajouka village is Arabic-speaking, not Berber, and definitely not "Aramaic". Their traditions are typical of whole Morocco, which is an amalgalm of Andalusian/Arabic influence, Islam, and of course the ancient traditions of Berbers of North Africa. I think this is the best record about Jajouka since it sounds like a live recording of what could have been an eternal night. The instruments are solely ghaita (Moroccan oboe) as well as tbel and bendir percussions.
Many Jajouka records have sprung after this one, some are good and some are not, but this one is a must have.
If you like this music, check out other Berber records and make sure you go to Morocco to attend the various traditional music festivals throughout the year!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Walter Five VINE VOICE on February 25, 2003
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This album...the very pipings of Pan, the ancient and forgotten rites of Lupercalia, discovered in 20th Century Morocco by Beatnicks, Junkies and Hippies? ABSOLUTELY.
The sounds made in this album send chills up my spine. This album reminds us that not only is the world stranger than we know, it is weirder than we CAN know. Everything is True. Nothing is Forbidden. These tapes will cause cold winds to blow through the canyons of your mind. The state of Pan is that of "Panic", and that is what you hear in these "songs."
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards caused this album to be posthumously released after Brian Jones unfortunate drowning/murder in the swimming pool of the house where A.A. Milne wrote Winnie-the-Pooh. Brian recorded these tapes several months before his death, intending to release them.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Leon Reino (leonreino@hotmail.com) on July 27, 1999
Format: Audio CD
If you ever wondered what the big deal about the Rolling Stones hanging out in Morroco was; this is it. If you've ever wondered where Gomper came from; this is it. I'm glad Brian Jones recorded this music; it is great. You know we never would have heard this if his name hadn't been on it. I say whether you are a fan of Jones or not give this album a listen. You'll be glad you did.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By James L. on February 24, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I don't know if Brion Gysin and Brian Jones and/or the Master Musicians of Jajouka made these recordings sound so strange on purpose, or if they just turned out that way. In any case the bizarre echo and phasing effects make this recording unlike any of the 5 or 6 other Jajouka recordings. But Bachir Attar loves it, so that's one high recommendation.
This music will scare ... many people. Others will be annoyed. Other people will fall in love with it, as I did. To hear this music as it is meant to be heard, you have to give yourself over to it completely, in whatever way that is best accomplished for you. Then you will abe able to hear the relationships of the repeated patterns in the 3 or 4 musical layers. These relationships can be extraordinarily complex, but sound as beautiful as a living arabesque unfolding itself would appear to the eyes.
The purpose of this music is to take you away. You can only find out where you are going if you take the journey.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By David JE Candlish on June 13, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I bought the original album (better cover!) on vinyl in 1973 and nearly wore it out. The music was so gripping, so timeless and cross-cultural it made me want to hear more. As soon as I could I went to Morocco but nothing else I heard there had the impact of the music on this album. The recording is so 'live' you can hear dogs barking and the cough of the musicians smoking their kif pipes. Leave western culture and music behind for an hour and listen to this album. If you have an open mind you won't regret it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Bromberg on March 9, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Hassan i Sabbah's phrase, as translated by Brion Gysin, makes a fitting review for this album -- just as the other reviews reveal, everyone will find something different in this strange, hypnotic music. The album is a field recording made in Morocco by Brian Jones and Brion Gysin in 1968, an edited document of ancient Lupercalia rituals dedicated to the god Pan that are hours, and sometimes days, long. (These rituals echo through every springtime rite, from Mardi Gras and Carnival to Easter.) Although the recording has been given a psychedelic gloss it doesn't really need, the result is powerful music, if the listener is open to it. This is an old, old trip -- and the album, originally released in 1971, is considered the first of its kind.
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