Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Kahil El'Zabar - Sketches Of An Afro Blue (new single)

"Following his latest release ‘Spirit Groove’ ft. David Murray, the legendary multi-percussionist Kahil El’Zabar went into his musical vault to uncover for Spiritmuse Records works that he had scored for Daryl Roberts’ award-winning documentary, America the Beautiful. 

Kahil decided that the timing was right to release this music, in light of the tragic outbreak of COVID-19 and the global heartfelt tragedy of George Floyd’s brutal death. El’Zabar then went back into the studio recently to compose and score the rest of the music that would accompany the vision of what America the Beautiful has become.

'America The Beautiful' is the last recording of legendary World Saxophone Quartet co-founder, Hamiet Bluiett – this album is dedicated to him.

‘Afro Blue’ (written by Mongo Santamaria, based on a Yoruba Orisha song), has been reconstructed with original arrangements written and conducted by El’Zabar, to engage the listener in an audible landscape of thoughts and emotions that transverse the greater meaning of living in these times."

Album out 23 Oct on LP/CD/digital thru Spiritmuse Records

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