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    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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    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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Kahil El’Zabar’s Spirit Groove ft. David Murray - ‘Katon’

From the phenomenal album that keeps on giving - already hailed one of the best jazz releases of 2020, ‘Kahil El’Zabar’s Spirit Groove ft. David Murray’, we present to you ‘Katon’, an extraordinary 15mins opus of beautiful, hypnotic, deep listening soundscapes.

In the master Kahil El’Zabar’s own words “‘Katon’ was written for my 4th oldest son, who is quite a special and loving human being, … and is a ‘shake your chakras’ enlightenment revolution. It is time to wake up and reconnect the Body, Mind and Soul! “

This is meditative spiritual jazz by the two American giants; jazz that’s deep rooted in the traditions of the genre but with an innovative, masterful approach, pioneering the sound for the 21st century!

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“The gentle and exotic kalimba patterns on “Katon” impel us to dance with freedom and abandonment. You’ll be able to pinpoint an unhurried bass pedal, musing pianism, and fervent saxophone prayers that make us fly above the groove. “Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail NY”
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“El’ Zabar’s ancestral percussive, vocal cooing ‘Katon’ opus was written for his fourth oldest son. A special bond and sentiment is conveyed over a magical meditative suite of music box mbira, deft piano, serenading and hooting tenor and dipped bass.” Dominic Valvona, Monolith Cocktail UK
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Kahil El’Zabar - multi-percussion & voice
David Murray - tenor sax
Emma Dayhuff - acoustic bass
Justin Dillard - synth, piano, organ

Art & Art Direction - Nep Sidhu

Videography - Christopher Andrew, Stoptime Live, Chicago
Recorded live at The Promontory Chicago

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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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