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.
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
Videography Christopher Andrew, Stoptime Live, Chicago