Master Musicians of Jajouka

Pub date February 10, 2009
SectionMusicSectionMusic Features

PREVIEW Drone, baby, drone. The riveting Sufi trance sounds of the Master Musicians of Jajouka with Bachir Attar first reached many Western ears in 1971, thanks to late Rolling Stones member Brian Jones’ enthusiastic endorsement, the classic recording Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka (Rolling Stone/ATCO/Point), and praise from such cultural explorers and beat icons as Timothy Leary and Brion Gysin. The ensemble’s new Live Volume 1 (Jajouka) is their first in eight years and was recorded in Lisbon on the last night of a weeklong tribute to Paul Bowles, one of the group’s many ardent admirers.

MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA Wed/11–Thurs/12, 8 and 10 p.m., $30–$35. Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore, SF. Also Sat/14, 2 p.m., free. Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight, SF.