Abou-Khalil Takes the Oud Down a Jazzy Path

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Abou-Khalil might be considered a bit blasphemous for playing the oud — a pear-shaped, fretless stringed instrument native to Lebanon and North Africa — as if he were a jazz guitarist.

Musician and Day to Day contributor David Was reviews a new cross-cultural recording by a musician who's taking the oud beyond its Middle Eastern traditions.

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