Label Muse MR 5035
|Recorded February 10, 1971, October 8, 1973 and November 1, 1973|
Producer Don Schlitten and Joe Chambers
The Almoravid is the debut album led by drummer Joe Chambers recorded in 1971 and 1973 and released on the Muse label.
In his review for AllMusic, Scott Yanow stated "In most cases, the leader's drums and the percussionists are in the forefront, the individual selections have weak themes and, although the complex rhythms are intriguing, the music is not all that memorable. Perhaps if the selections had been programmed as a suite or if there was some logical development from tune to tune, then this well-intentioned effort would have been more successful."
All compositions by Joe Chambers except as indicated
- "The Almoravid" - 7:53
- "Early Minor" (Joe Zawinul) - 6:50
- "Gazelle Suite" - 3:37
- "Catta" (Andrew Hill) - 4:51
- "Medina" - 8:24
- "Jihad" - 6:17