The Master Musicians Of Jajouka Led By Bachir Attar With Material On "Apocalypse Live" - Release Out In April

The Master Musicians Of Jajouka described as "the 4, 000 year old rock 'n' roll band" by William S. Burroughs, hail from the foot hills of the riff mountains in Morocco. North African trance music at its most intense. They have worked and been closely associated with The Rolling Stones, Ornette Coleman, Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Donovan and many others.

In this concert, they are aligned once again with longtime collaborator Bill Laswell and the Material collective. master drummer Hamid Drake, Senegalese percussionist Aiyb Dieng, Graham Haynes on Cornet, Peter Apfelbaum on reeds. This is true dialogue and communication, not programmed fusion.

Bachir Attar - ghaita, lira, guinbri
Mustapha Attar - ghaita, lira, drums
Ahmed Bakhat - drums, violin
Abdellah Bohkzar - drums
Mohamed el Attar - drums

Bill Laswell - bass
Hamid Drake - drums
Aiyb Dieng - percussion
Graham Haynes - cornet
Peter Apfelbaum - sax, flute

Recorded by Oz Fritz on July 10th, 2015 at Gent Jazz Festival.
Mix-translation by Bill Laswell & James Dellatacoma at Orange Music, West Orance, NJ.
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone Studio, NYC.

This release is part of the label's digital Incunabula Series.



M.O.D. Technologies - revealing light on the development of new sound experiences in material culture. A multi-directional music / sound / information system. Initiated in 2010 by bassist / producer Bill Laswell and Giacomo Bruzzo, co-founder of the progressive / future music label Rare Noise.M.O.D. - A futuristic hybrid of music exploration - dub / dub step / reggae / world / africa / drum'n'bass / mutant hip hop / avant metal / experimental / vocal music / instrumental / DJ culture and much more. M.O.D. resumes and continues the legacy of AXIOM, the timeless imprint established in 1989 by Bill Laswell with Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records.


The digital-only Incunabula Series promises to present rare and unique, one time only captured events, in some cases originally experienced by a fortunate few and recover unusual, lost until now studio recordings. Documenting as far back as the early 80s up to present time. Moments seldom heard or experienced by anyone.

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