Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
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New spiritual jazz album by the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, led by legendary Chicago percussionist Kahil El’Zabar, an artist in a league of his own, acknowledged throughout the world as the leader in the vanguard of spiritual and afro-futuristic jazz.
Alongside El’Zabar on multi-percussion & vocals is Corey Wilkes on trumpet, Alex Harding on baritone sax and Ian Maksin on cello. This is beautiful Afro-centric spiritual jazz on the forefront of the current popular jazz scene. The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble’s music… “seeks to spark a time in which heightened sensibility and higher consciousness will universally be known”.
Peace of Time
In recent years, in the world of jazz and spiritual jazz, the phrase ‘holy grail’ has been often used. Once in a while though the phrase is truly justified, such as is the case with this reissue: Abdullah Sami – “Peace Of Time”
Recorded in New York in August 1977 and released in 1978 on Sami’s own label imprint, only 300 copies were ever pressed. Forty years later, such a fabled, rarely seen artefact would garner mythical status amongst spiritual Jazz seekers with original copies selling online for over $2,000.
Long out of print “Peace of Time” is perhaps the only documentation of Mudon Abdullah Sami’s then burgeoning talent. “Peace of Time” would fade into the almost forgotten recesses of the jazz mythos, until a worldwide search for Mudon Abdullah Sami was begun by the London-based label Spiritmuse Records. After over a year their search for the saxist was accomplished.
“Peace Of Time” showed the world the talent and scope of Mudon Abdullah Sami and remains a classic unto this day and beyond. “Peace of Time” and the story of Mudon Abdullah Sami is the true stuff of legend.