Kahil El'zabar's Spirit Groove Ft. David Murray

Kahil El'zabar's Spirit Groove Ft. David Murray


MASSIVE, GREAT SPIRITUAL JAZZ from NOW!

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