Maraka, Aziz / Master Copy
Album: Master Copy   Collection:World
Artist:Maraka, Aziz   Added:Oct 2012
Label:Cd Baby  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-10-28 Pull Date: 2012-12-30 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 23 Dec 9 Dec 2 Nov 25 Nov 18 Nov 11 Nov 4
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 16, 2014: Arabology
Bahki Lahali (Live)
4. Dec 16, 2012: jazz is and den some
Bent Ennas (Studio), Ibki (Live)
2. Jun 13, 2013: Arabology
5. Dec 06, 2012: Arabology
3. Jan 17, 2013: Arabology
6. Nov 29, 2012: Arabology

Album Review
Ramzi Salti
Reviewed 2012-10-18
-- All Tracks are FCC CLEAN --

Aziz Maraka is one of the leading alternative music composers and performers in Jordan. In 2005 he founded the group RAZZ, (Rock-Arabic-Jazz). "Master Copy" is Maraka’s first officially released CD. It includes both studio tracks as well as live versions of some songs. All tracks are in Arabic.

**1. Bent Ennas.(4:30) is a jazzy sounding tune, upbeat, lots of trumpets.
About a girl who won’t respond to a guy’s affections.
2. Al Atwa (4:08) Begins dramatically with symphonic sounding orchestra, nay plying (flute), drums. Slows down into a mawwal (lamentation) which then picks up.
**3. Ibki (Live) (5:20) Oud playing begins this ballad, along with piano, vocals with echo, slow tempo.
4. Leish habibi (live) (6:21) Slow track, lots of piano playing, soft jazz, grand ballad-like segments.
5. Laa (live) (4:38) Begins with piano and violin; sounds sad. Symphonic instrumental (no vocals).
**6. Amman (6:56) This is Maraka’s tribute song for Jordan’s capital Amman. Slow and haunting. Powerful vocals.
7. Bent Ennas (live) (7:43) Live version of track 1 above. Extended, longer. Version.
**8. Bahki Lahali (live) (3:30) Title means “I Speak to Myself.” Sad slow track about being away from one’s country.
9. Possessed (4:44) Up-tempo, nice beat, combines eastern and western instruments. Showcases Maraka’s vocal ability.

My picks: 1, 3, 8

Ramzi Salti

Track Listing
1. Bent Ennas (Studio)   5. Laa (Live)
2. Al Atwa (Studio)   6. Amman
3. Ibki (Live)   7. Bent Annas (Live)
4. Leish Habibi (Live)   8. Bahki Lahali (Live)
  9. Possessed