|Songs for Sad Women|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||February 10-15, 2005|
|Studio||Sound Studio, Zerkall, Germany|
|Genre||Jazz, World music|
|Producer||Rabih Abou-Khalil, Walter Quintus|
|Rabih Abou-Khalil chronology|
All About Jazz reviewer Ian Patterson observed "On Songs for Sad Women Abou-Khalil marshals a stripped-down ensemble which plays with air akin to intimate chamber music, yet with the soul of timeless folk music ... This is a highly satisfying addition to Rabih Abou-Khalil's impressive discography; graceful and poetic, and one that lingers in the memory".
The BBC Music review by John Eyles stated "After twenty-five years and eighteen albums, it is unlikely that Rabih Abou-Khalil is going to spring any great surprises; long ago he found a distinctive individual style and has stuck to it since - with sufficient variations to keep it fresh and interesting. One need only hear this music for a few seconds to identify its creator. Aficionados will find everything that keeps them coming back for more; the characteristic blend of jazz-inflected Arabic melody with subtle rhythms combines into a hypnotic whole, as ever with Abou-Khalil's fluent oud playing in a central role".
All compositions by Rabih Abou-Khalil