Ahmad Mansour –
Apples and Oranges

Ahmad Mansour
Apples and Oranges

Reviews (in Norwegian):
Puls av Tor Hammerø

Ahmad Mansour: Guitar
Roy Powell: Piano and Organ
Terje Gewelt: Acoustic Bass and Fender Jazz Bass
Kenneth Ekornes: Drums and Percussion

«Apples and Oranges» is Iranian-born, New York guitarist Ahmad Mansour`s seventh CD release. After studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he first met bassist and producer Terje Gewelt, he settled into the New York jazz scene in 1987 performing and recording with many of the citiy’s best young and upcoming musicians. On his new Resonant Music release, Mansour is teamed up with the English pianist, Roy Powell and two Norwegians, bassist, Terje Gewelt and drummer, Kenneth Ekornes. As the title suggests, Apples and Oranges draws from a wide variety of influences, blending middle eastern, jazz, country and rock in a cohesive and personal style. This varied musical approach has resulted in a very listenable and melodic recording, without compromising the artistic integrity of the music. The compositions, which are all written by Mansour, show his artisic depth as a contemporary composer with a great command of melody and harmony. This music is imaginative and inspired! This is Ahmad Mansour’s first recording with his new European band. Anyone who enjoys melodic instrumental guitar based jazz, is sure to appreciate «Apples and Oranges»

Ahmad Mansour homepage: http://www.ahmadmansour.com/