Kahil El’Zabar and David Murray shared two new songs “One World Family” and “In My House” from their new collaborative album “Spirit Groove”. It will be their fifth album as a co-leaders, and eight when they recorded together. “One World Family” is a new 16 minutes long version of a song co-written by the duo in the 80s. This track was closing the live album from 2000 with the same title.
Watch the video to Kahil El’Zabar and David Murray new songs “One World Family” and “In My House” from their new collaborative album “Spirit Groove” below:
"Spirit Groove intends to move you nakedly with a deep sense of dance on a Mind/Body/Spirit level. From the mouths of Bebop music masters, who were my mentors and that I also had the distinct honor to play with – such as Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Eddie Harris, Malachi Favors, Jodie Christine, Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, they all expressed to me that at the beginning of Bebop, people everywhere danced with Spirit to the music of Charlie Parker! This is the moment to rekindle the motion of social relevance within the legacy of jazz as an improvised people’s movement for social change!”, Kahil El'Zabar in his own words described his new release.
El’Zabar is a jazz multi-instrumentalist, master percussionist, and composer. In the 1970s he joined the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), and even became its chairman in 1975. During the 1970s, he formed the musical groups Ritual Trio and the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, both still active. Ethnic Heritage Ensemble released a fantastic album last year. Kahil EL'Zabar has collaborated with Dizzy Gillespie, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Simon, Pharoah Sanders, Wadada Leo Smith, and Lester Bowie.
David Murray is an American jazz musician who mainly plays tenor saxophone and bass clarinet and a founding member of the World Saxophone Quartet. He was initially influenced by free jazz musicians such as Albert Ayler and Archie Shepp and evolved a more diverse style in his playing and compositions.
Listen to Kahil El’Zabar and David Murray new songs “One World Family” and “In My House” from their new collaborative album “Spirit Groove” below:
Kahil El’Zabar new album “Spirit Groove” with David Murray will come out via Spiritmuse Records on 12th June 2020.
Kahil El’Zabar - multi-percussion & voice
David Murray - tenor sax
Emma Dayhuff - acoustic bass
Justin Dillard - synth, piano, organ
1.In My House
3.Songs of Myself
5.In The Spirit
6.Trane In Mind
7.One World Family
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