Arabian Waltz

Arabian Waltz is an album by the Lebanese oud player and composer Rabih Abou-Khalil, featuring the Balanescu Quartet, which was recorded in 1995 and released on the Enja label the following year.[1]

Arabian Waltz
Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 22-26 and December 18-23, 1995
StudioSWF Studio, Baden-Baden and CMP Studio, Zerkall, Germany.
GenreJazz, World music, Contemporary classical music
ENJ 9059
ProducerRabih Abou-Khalil
Rabih Abou-Khalil chronology
The Sultan's Picnic
Arabian Waltz
Odd Times


Professional ratings
Review scores

The Allmusic review by Kurt Keefner called it "the pinnacle of Rabih Abou-Khalil's achievement as a composer and arranger" and stated "It is a sublime fusion of jazz, Middle Eastern traditional music, and Western classical ... This recording suits every fan of world music, jazz, classical, or just good music".[2]

Track listing

All compositions by Rabih Abou-Khalil

  1. "Arabian Waltz" – 8:10
  2. "Dreams of a Dying City" – 12:08
  3. "Ornette Never Sleeps" – 6:58
  4. "Georgina" – 11:09
  5. "No Visa" – 9:59
  6. "The Pain After" – 9:26



  1. Rabih Abou-Khalil discography accessed June 18, 2018
  2. Keefner, Kurt. Rabih Abou-Khalil: Arabian Waltz – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
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