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"THE TASTE OF ROCK, THE SCENT OF JAZZ, AND THE FEEL OF FUNK"


This is the complete song collection of the music composed by the Palestinian surgeon and self-taught musician Doc Jazz. The songs here were mostly recorded and produced between 2001 and now, although a few of the songs date back to the late 80's and the early 90's.

Normally, these songs are only available for listening, not for download. However, from time to time, songs will be on offer for FREE, sometimes even the whole collection - so check back frequently, add yourself to the Twitter list or the Doc Jazz Facebook fan page so that you can stay informed about these offers!

You can also buy one of Doc Jazz's original albums (Front Door Key, inSURGency and Intifada) at the Palestine Online Store!

THE DOC JAZZ SONGBOOK, FEATURING 70 DOC JAZZ SONG LYRICS!


Purchase a printed copy of the Doc Jazz songbook

Browse the online version of the Doc Jazz songbook


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THE MUSIC OF DOC JAZZ

Because of their reliance on a unique combination of politically critical lyrics and catchy beats and melodies, some of these songs managed to penetrate into mainstream Dutch media, most markedly the song 'Balken van Ellende' - a satirical song about the Dutch prime minister - which ended up being used in a news quiz on national television, where two questions were asked about the song (see videos).

He also played all instruments and vocals on all songs, except on the album 'Front Door Key' (produced by the African American producer Forrest Thomas) and on the Dutch song 'Doe Maar Multicultureel'. In these songs, Doc Jazz collaborated with prominent professionals from the Dutch jazz and fusion scene.

His music can be found in a wide variety of styles ranging from piano ballads to funky music with a groove and with a taste of Doc Jazz's characteristic rock guitar solos (and on 'Front Door Key' the mesmerizing saxophone solos of Susanne Alt) - in three languages: English, Arabic and Dutch. A Palestinian short shepherd's flute called the shibbabeh is also often featured in the songs.

One last note: don't assume the music of Doc Jazz is only political! If you scroll through the vast collection of songs, you will find many songs about other subjects of love, and of life!


ALBUMS


Buy album 'Front Door Key' (2007)

- Listen to Front Door Key

Buy album 'inSURGency' (2008)

- Listen to inSURGency



LINKS


Interview by American journalist Heather Wokusch, for her series 'Inspiring People'

Doc Jazz at the Human Rights Library of the University of Minnesota

"Reflections on Political Songwriting" by Doc Jazz, at the Glasgow Caledonian University in Edinburgh

Videos by Doc Jazz

Doc Jazz's official website

Doc Jazz / Palestinian apparel: t-shirts, mugs, caps etc.

Tariq Shadid's book 'Understanding Palestine'

Facebook fan page


All rights on the music are reserved. No radio airplay or other public use of this material is permitted without explicit permission of the artist.






Wake Up!
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This music video for the song 'Wake up!' calls for a global awakening against the genocidal practices of the Zionist entity against the Palestinian people.
play hi-fi  commenting Healing Hands
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PCRF surely deserves this credit, but YOUR Healing Hands heal the body and the soul both at the same time. Great job Doc. I love that Santana-like touch!
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Yes we RESIST! A protest song the way they should be. Not noise, but subtlety, without sacrificing even one bit of power and determination. I don't know how you do it.
play hi-fi  commenting Right of Return
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This is a CLASSIC. One of the most important messages of the Palestinian struggle, told through some of the smoothest jazz you can imagine. What a fantastic job.
play hi-fi  commenting Hungry
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I love how a familiar Palestinian folkloric tune has been merged into this hip-hop blaster. What can I say. It's got it all. Lyrics, beat, mastership. Awesome!
play hi-fi  commenting Al Jeel Al Jadeed
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Amazing combination of powerful lyrics, a funky beat, and an uplifting message. Simply fantastic!
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