Kahil El’Zabar’s ‘Spirit Groove’ on Spiritmuse Records is the latest musical inspiration from the spiritual jazz master, ft. the legendary tenor sax colossus, David Murray. El’Zabar’s & Murray’s collaborative efforts span over 4 decades of exceptional explorations in the varied realms of spiritual jazz, with ’Spirit Groove’ being the defining moment upon their incredible journey to meaningful, spiritual art. They’re joined by two extraordinary talents, Emma Dayhuff on acoustic bass and Justin Dillard on keys. 

Following the extraordinary success of Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble’s latest album ’Be Known: Ancient/Future/Music’, he swiftly returns with an outstanding performance as leader, composer and musician, consolidating his title of ‘best percussionist’ in the world right now. This is a phenomenal album, bringing an entirely new, elevated dimension to the Spirit of Groove!

RELEASE DATE:  12 JUNE 2020  Worldwide

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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

Mastering by: Frank Merritt at The Carvery, London

Liner Notes by: Paul Bradshaw, Straight No Chaser

Videography by: Christopher Andrew, Stoptime Live, Chicago

Cover photos by: Siobhan Bradshaw photography, London for Kahil El’Zabar

Ave Pildas photography for David Murray