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Kahil El'Zabar's 'Spirit Groove' ft. David Murray

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Rands best jazz album of 2020
Mike Kidd
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Mike Kidd Wow! I can get completely lost for days in this amazing album. The title tells you all you need to know. Favorite track: Katon.
Kai Taringa
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Kai Taringa Another great album from a prolific innovator whose musical style embraces the folkloric, spiritual, and musical traditions of Africa integrated into music from the modern world. The Groove is everything!
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Cosmographer This is without a doubt one of the musical highlights of 2020 as far as I'm concerned. The mental connection between the players is at the highest level, and they are seamlessly joined by Murray, who simply does a bit of everything here, adding his genius to the singular combination of El'Zabar percussive arsenal, Dayhuff's grooves and Dillard's tones. Dayhuff is a mighty talent. Favorite track: In My House.
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Bob Hill Illicit Grooves This is quite simply in the running as an album of the year. A marvellous collaboration that has resulted in a great set of tracks. Already receiving airplay on The Illicit Grooves Radio Show this is superb.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The legendary multi-percussionist and spiritual jazz master Kahil El’Zabar continues his quest of spirit through groove in his collaboration with tenor sax colossus, David Murray. ‘Spirit Groove’ is the divining moment upon their incredible journey to meaningful art. This is a phenomenal album, adding an entirely new, elevated dimension to the Spirit of Groove!

    In Kahil El'Zabar's own words ‘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 in 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 - multi-percussion & voice
    David Murray - tenor sax
    Emma Dayhuff - acoustic bass
    Justin Dillard - synth, piano, organ

    Art & Art Direction - Nep Sidhu

    All compositions by: Kahil El’Zabar except ‘Necktar’ by David Murray and ‘One World Family’ co-written by Kahil El’Zabar & David Murray
    All arrangements by: Kahil El’Zabar

    Kahil El’Zabar - multi-percussion & voice
    David Murray - tenor sax
    Emma Dayhuff - acoustic bass
    Justin Dillard - synth, piano, organ

    Art & Art Direction - Nep Sidhu

    All compositions by: Kahil El’Zabar except ‘Necktar’ by David Murray and ‘One World Family’ co-written by Kahil El’Zabar & David Murray
    All arrangements by: Kahil El’Zabar

    Tracks 1, 3, 4 & 7 recorded 2nd June 2019 at The Promontory, Chicago; live sound, recording, editing and mixing by: Gene Nemirovsky, Joy of Audio, Chicago
    Tracks 2, 5 & 6 recorded 6th – 7th June 2019 at Rax Trax Recording, Chicago; recording and mixing by: Rick Barnes, Rax Trax Recording

    Mastering by: Frank Merritt at The Carvery, London
    Liner Notes by: Paul Bradshaw, Straight No Chaser
    Cover photos by: Siobhan Bradshaw photography, London for Kahil El’Zabar
    Ave Pildas photography for David Murray
    Videography & liner photo by: Christopher Andrew, Stoptime Live, Chicago
    Sequenced by: Mark Gallagher & Thea Ioannou

    Includes unlimited streaming of Kahil El'Zabar's 'Spirit Groove' ft. David Murray via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Deluxe gatefold digipak with original artwork by Nep Sidhu

    Legendary multi-percussionist and spiritual jazz master Kahil El’Zabar continues his quest of spirit through groove in his collaboration with tenor sax colossus, David Murray. ‘Spirit Groove’ is the divining moment upon their incredible journey to meaningful art. This is a phenomenal album, adding an entirely new, elevated dimension to the Spirit of Groove!

    In the Kahil El'Zabar's own words ‘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 in 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 - multi-percussion & voice
    David Murray - tenor sax
    Emma Dayhuff - acoustic bass
    Justin Dillard - synth, piano, organ

    Art & Art Direction - Nep Sidhu

    All compositions by: Kahil El’Zabar except ‘Necktar’ by David Murray and ‘One World Family’ co-written by Kahil El’Zabar & David Murray
    All arrangements by: Kahil El’Zabar

    Tracks 1, 3, 4 & 7 recorded 2nd June 2019 at The Promontory, Chicago; live sound, recording, editing and mixing by: Gene Nemirovsky, Joy of Audio, Chicago
    Tracks 2, 5 & 6 recorded 6th – 7th June 2019 at Rax Trax Recording, Chicago; recording and mixing by: Rick Barnes, Rax Trax Recording

    Mastering by: Frank Merritt at The Carvery, London
    Liner Notes by: Paul Bradshaw, Straight No Chaser
    Cover photos by: Siobhan Bradshaw photography, London for Kahil El’Zabar
    Ave Pildas photography for David Murray
    Videography & liner photo by: Christopher Andrew, Stoptime Live, Chicago
    Sequenced by: Mark Gallagher & Thea Ioannou

    Includes unlimited streaming of Kahil El'Zabar's 'Spirit Groove' ft. David Murray via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £9.99 GBP

     

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In My House 20:27
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Necktar 09:07
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Katon 15:11 video
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released June 12, 2020

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Kahil El’Zabar’s ‘Spirit Groove’ on Spiritmuse Records is the latest musical inspiration from the spiritual jazz master, ft. tenor sax colossus David Murray. Their collaborative efforts span over 4 decades exploring the varied realms of spiritual jazz, and this is their defining moment upon their journey to meaningful, spiritual art. Joined by the extraordinary Emma Dayhuff & Justin Dillard. ... more

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