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Yazz Ahmed - La Saboteuse Full Album

Yazz Ahmed - La Saboteuse Full Album
  • Performer:
    Yazz Ahmed
  • Title:
    La Saboteuse
  • Genre:
  • Release date:
    Jun 2017
  • Country:
  • Size FLAC version
    2605 mb
  • Size MP3 version
    1543 mb
  • Record from:
    2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, 180 grams


1Organ Eternal
Composed By – George Barnett, Jack Barnett, Thomas Hein
Composed By – Lewis Wright, Yazz Ahmed
3Inspiration Expiration
Composed By – Lewis Wright, Yazz Ahmed
4La Saboteuse
Composed By – Yazz Ahmed
Composed By – Lewis Wright, Yazz Ahmed
Composed By – Yazz Ahmed
7Al Emadi
Composed By – Yazz Ahmed
Composed By – C. Greenwood, O'Brien, J. Greenwood, Selway, Yorke
9The Lost Pearl
Composed By – Yazz Ahmed
Composed By – Lewis Wright, Yazz Ahmed
11The Space Between The Fish and the Moon
Arranged By – Noel LangleyComposed By – Lewis Wright, Yazz Ahmed
Composed By – Lewis Wright, Yazz Ahmed
13Jamil Jamal
Composed By – Yazz Ahmed


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
NAIMLP340, Naimlp340Yazz Ahmed La Saboteuse ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, 180)Naim Jazz, Naim JazzNAIMLP340, Naimlp340UK2019
NAIMCD340Yazz Ahmed La Saboteuse ‎(CD, Album)Naim RecordsNAIMCD340UK2017
NAIMLP340 DIYazz Ahmed La Saboteuse ‎(2xLP, Album, Dlx, 180)Naim JazzNAIMLP340 DIUK2017


  • Art DirectionSacculi
  • ArtworkSophie Bass
  • Bass ClarinetShabaka Hutchings (tracks: A2, B1, C2, D1, D3)
  • Bass GuitarDave Manington (tracks: A4, B1, C1, C2), Dudley Phillips (tracks: A2, C2, D1, D3)
  • Design [Booklet]Andrew Gerrard
  • DrumsMartin France (tracks: A2, C2, D1, D3)
  • Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes/Wurlitzer]Naadia Sheriff (tracks: A2, C2, D1, D3)
  • Engineer, Mastered ByRobin Morrison
  • Engineer, Mixed ByTom Jenkins
  • GuitarSamuel Hällkvist (tracks: A2, B2, D1)
  • Lacquer Cut ByGuy
  • PercussionCorrina Silvester (tracks: A2, A4, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1, D3)
  • Photography ByAlex Bonny, Caroline Forbes, Deena Ahmed, Giulietta Verdon-Rue, Hanne Hvattum, John Matta, Leeroy Jason, Richard Kaby, Stephen Hird, Sumudu Jayatilaka, Yasmeen Ahmed
  • ProducerNoel Langley, Yazz Ahmed
  • Recorded ByDan Cox (tracks: A4, C1), George Murphy (tracks: A2, B1, C2, D1), Joe Leach (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B1, B3, C1, C2, D2, D3, D4), Katrine Amsler (tracks: A2, B2, D1), Philip Bagenal (tracks: A2, B1, C2, D1)
  • Recorded By [Additional], Edited ByNoel Langley
  • Recorded By [Trumpets]Nick Pugh (tracks: B2)
  • Trumpet [Additional]Noel Langley
  • Trumpet, FlugelhornYazz Ahmed
  • VibraphoneLewis Wright (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B1, B3, C1, C2, D2, D3, D4)
  • Voice [Spoken Word]Fartun Tahir (tracks: B1)


"Limited First Edition" is printed on the cover of the booklet. Limited to 500 copies worldwide.

Deluxe gatefold LP, debossed design, heavyweight vinyl, 350g cover, bespoke 16-page booklet.


  • Barcode: 5053760029434
  • Matrix / Runout: 101968-A-1, 1, 1, GUY'S ELECTRIC, NAIMLP340 A1, SHE LIVES INSIDE ME
  • Matrix / Runout: 1, 1, 101968-B-1, NAIMLP340 B1, SHE SAYS SHE'S MY FRIEND
  • Matrix / Runout: 1, 101968-C-1, 1, GUY'S ELECTRIC, NAIMLP340 C1, SHE IS NOT TO BE TRUSTED
  • Matrix / Runout: 101968-D-1, 3, 2, NAIMLP340 D1, SHE WANTS TO KEEP ME SMALL
  • Label Code: LC 00794


  • Recorded At – The Cowshed
  • Recorded At – Urchin Studios
  • Recorded At – Eastcote Studios
  • Recorded At – Tatami Studios
  • Recorded At – Valby Station, Copenhagen
  • Recorded At – Session Corner
  • Lacquer Cut At – Electric Mastering


La Saboteuse by Yazz Ahmed, released 12 May 2017 1. Inhale 2. Jamil Jamal 3. Misophonia 4. The Space Between The Fish and The Moon 5. La Saboteuse 6. Al Emadi 7. Inspiration Expiration 8. The Lost Pearl 9. Bloom 10. Belielle 11. Whirling 12. Organ Eternal 13. jonathan ive never considered myself a jazz person but this album will open those doors for me. most every track feels to have a hidden treat. fantastic album more. Yazz Ahmed - La Saboteuse 2017. To favorites 1 Download album. Listen album. Yazz Ahmed. Songs in album Yazz Ahmed - La Saboteuse 2017. Yazz Ahmed - Inhale. Yazz Ahmed - Jamil Jamal. Yazz Ahmed - Misophonia. Yazz Ahmed - The Space Between The Fish And The Moon. Yazz Ahmed - La Saboteuse. Yazz Ahmed - Al Emadi. Yazz Ahmed - Inspiration Expiration. Yazz Ahmed - The Lost Pearl. Yazz Ahmed - Bloom. Yazz Ahmed - Beleille. La Saboteuse Remixed by Yazz Ahmed, released 17 August 2018 1. The Lost Pearl Hector Plimmer remix 2. Jamil Jamal DJ Khalab remix 3. Al Emadi Blacksea Não Maya remix 4. Spindrifting Following the 2017 release of La Saboteuse, her highly acclaimed psychedelic Arabic jazz album, this remix EP brings together three of Europe's eminent electronic DJs. This confluence of individual artistic visions creates music of deeply saturating polyrhythms, placing the listener into a curious state of relaxed tension. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card. Buy Digital Album. Album 2017 13 Songs. La Saboteuse Yazz Ahmed. 2017 Naim Audio Ltd. Under Exclusive Licence from Yazz Ahmed. More By Yazz Ahmed. Finding My Way Home. Listen free to Yazz Ahmed La Saboteuse Inhale, Jamil Jamal and more. 13 tracks 56:57. Listen online for free, and download the album to a computer or phone in Ahmed: La Saboteuse. If Miles Davis was alive today and in the studio recording Bitches Brew, the results might, just might, resemble parts of London-based Yazz Ahmed's La Saboteuse. Other approximate reference points are, during the more reflective moments, Jon Hassell and Brian Eno's Dream Theory In Malaya: Fourth World Volume 2 and Davis's In A Silent Way. The band on La Saboteuse is bigger than the one on Finding My Way Home and newly assembled. The only returnees are Shabaka Hutchings on bass clarinet and Corrina Silvester on percussion. La Saboteuse, 2017. Inhale, 01:21. Al Emadi, 06:15. La Saboteuse is a music album by Yazz Ahmed released in 2017. La Saboteuse is ranked 28,541st in the overall chart, 7,386th in the 2010s, and 680th in the year 2017. This album is rated in the top 25 of all albums on . La Saboteuse by Yazz Ahmed. Condition: Brand New. Time left: 21h 52m 6s Ships to: Worldwide. La Saboteuse by Yazz Ahmed: New Condition: Brand New. Time left: 1d 12h 8m 1s Ships to: Worldwide


Been wanting on wax for a while, thought I would take a chance. So much care and attention gone into beautiful artwork embossed on sleeve. Both records seriously warped and a awful pressing. Returned to sender
The new, third pressing sounds absolutely perfect. No problems at all, in contrast to the issues reported with previous pressings.
you lucked out, my copy isn't great. Spotty surface noise throughout (especially side 2) - unlike the 2017 copy that has constant noise on all four sides. I bought the 2019 copy based on your review. I'll stick with my FLAC file sadly. UPDATE: I gave the discs a serious cleaning and they're getting much better. Next time I change out the cleaning solution in my SpinClean (and distilled water in the SpinClean I use to rinse) I'll run them through again. I think the vinyl quality is better than the 2017 batches but the releasing agent or something may be to blame for the surface noise on the 2019s. Quiex would have been nice or a MFSL edition.
Thank you for your comment and suggestion. I will try to figure it out.
There is no difference in the cover or catalogue number (in fact the repress needs a separate discogs entry of its own to differentiate it). The repress does not have the paper insert saying ‘Limited First Edition’. The best idea would be to buy it direct from the label: https://naim.bleepstores.com/release/81564-yazz-ahmed-la-saboteuse
Yes, first pressing was horrible! How to identify 3rd pressing on the cover?
a 3rd pressing is on the way, just bought a copy today for £20 from the label
Nice music, INSANELY GREAT artwork (Sophie Bass !) ... but horrible pressing, really. I went through two copies and both were so bad, almost unlistenable. Unacceptable for that price and label that I thought was as audiophile as their equipment. At least I'm keeping it for the artwork.
The Discogs entry for this release has Robin Morrison as the mastering engineer. However, "GUY'S ELECTRIC" in the deadwax suggests it's actually Guy Davie at Electric Mastering. Anyone know for sure? Also, any idea where these were pressed? Cheers.
Went Tyu
Hey! Mastering was by Robing Morrison, lac was cut @ electric by Guy.
Can anyone explain the difference between the limited 1. press and the deluxe edition?I got my copy when the limited edition was officially sold out but catalogue number is the same (the Dl is missing).
I've juste bought the vinyl, so it's not de Limited edition, but the catalogue number is NAIMLP340 and not NAIMLP340 DI. Do we need to add a new release?
ok.. that's sort of a joke. They limit it by writing "limited edition". If that's the only differene, its pointless..
it has been updated, the first edition clearly has "Limited First Edition" on the booklet!
The initial run of 500 has sold out. But, the "deluxe" version is now up on Yazz Ahmed's bandcamp; https://yazzahmed.bandcamp.com/album/la-saboteuse-2 There is no mention of the 16p booklet - the only difference. The naim website does however say it includes the booklet; https://naim.bleepstores.com/release/81564-yazz-ahmed-la-saboteuse, who knows! So, I guess they pressed them all up together. It would be interesting to see if clean copies are out there - I'm not interested if I can't play it! no matter how pretty they look. After reports that even after several cleans, the vinyl is very noisy, it does not entice me. Great album mind, the digital album sounds boss.
The Sinners from Mitar
I've got a clean copy with 16 Page Booklet. No Complaints here.
My new copy has a lot of pops and crackle , encountered the same on the only other naim Pressing I've owned which was a Charlie Haden , both beautiful albums but lots of snap crackle n pop , anyone experience the same ¿
My copy is dead silent: no snap, crackle, or pop - I just power the amp down before I drop the needle - sounds like ant jazz....Jesus the state of pressing quality on new releases over the last few year couldn't be more abysmal. Super beautiful tarted-up packaging created in order to hold a pair of veritable sonic frisbees. And the irony of this being released on a label associated with hella expensive audio gear is not lost here.
net rider
My copy is clean, but I cut the black sleeves of the vinyl first, and immediately put the vinyls in Mofi sleeves.Only this way you can save the records. The grain of those black sleeves is killing the records...
My copy the first record is poor both sides - badly warped with a ton of pop and crackle. The second record is better - quieter and flatter. But I'm still returning it. Such poor quality for such and expensive record!
yeah, it's the same with my copy! Seams the pressing is not so good...
Sadly confirmed. Was about to return till I read the comments, I guess that's the best you can get. Some very loud pops at Record B for me, needle almost skips, must be debris. Record A is perfect.
My copy has pops too, will try a cleaning soon
Try to clean (wet) it...it might be static and debris from the press.
Does anyone have a quiet copy? It's really put me off getting this on vinyl. Such an amazing album, such a pity if this pressing is really noisy. Why's it got such a high score??? I've always thought that discogs sound have a separate vote for the quality of music and the quality of the pressing/mastering.
Great album, amazing artwork and a terrible pressing. I'd prefer a generic blank sleeve if it meant no pops, clicks and noise.
I have the same problem, lots of pops and crackles. It's a shame, considering how expensive this album is.
I confirm the same. Very, very noisy even when cleaned two times. Superb album, but vinyl pressing to avoid unfortunately :-(
Same here, lots of pops, crackle and noise. Shame because the packaging and music is great.
Yes, there are few pops that are definitely pressing related. Nothing too major, but its a shame since they put so much effort into the vinyl production.
Yes, very noisy despite a careful and thorough cleaning. As you say, an amazing album but this vinyl formulation leaves much to be desired. The new Fleet Foxes and Offa Rex albums (also Nonesuch) are better but not dead quiet by any means.