Armenian Jazz Sextet


The Armenian Jazz Sextet was a musical group formed by six men from Detroit, MI of Armenian descent that became famous during the late 1950s. They are best known for the rousing exotic Middle Eastern instrumental, "Harem Dance" (1957), which was also a hit for big band leader Ralph Marterie (as "Shish-Kebab").

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Harem Dance (1957)

Pop charts debut year: 1957

Years active: 1954 - ca. late 1950s

Genres: Middle Eastern music

Labels: Kapp


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