KAHIL EL'ZABAR

Avant-Garde Jazz / World Fusion / Post Bop / Hard Bop / Eclectic Fusion • United States
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Internationally renowned percussionist and composer Kahil El'Zabar is considered one of the most prolific jazz innovators of his generation. Indeed El'Zabar is a true "Renaissance Man," with a musical style and content that flows from ancient Africa to the modern world. In his own words, "The spirit of one's approach comes first before the technical. All the facility in the world with nothing that comes from the heart doesn't make good music. The basis of the strength of any artistic evolution has come from ethnicity."

Even though he is fully grounded in the history and music of his African American community, he has taken his studies deeper, ingeniously incorporating African music and instrumentation, producing a unique and wonderfully engaging sound. He credits his community with providing some direction towards African sensibility. "I grew up in a period when African Americans, as a large body, finally started addressing our roots. With African
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KAHIL EL'ZABAR Kahil El'Zabar's The Ritual : Another Kind Of Groove (With Billy Bang, Malachi Favors) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kahil El'Zabar's The Ritual : Another Kind Of Groove (With Billy Bang, Malachi Favors)
World Fusion 1987
KAHIL EL'ZABAR Golden Sea (with David Murray) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden Sea (with David Murray)
World Fusion 1989
KAHIL EL'ZABAR Ritual Trio : Renaissance Of The Resistance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ritual Trio : Renaissance Of The Resistance
World Fusion 1994
KAHIL EL'ZABAR Ritual Trio ‎: Jitterbug Junction album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ritual Trio ‎: Jitterbug Junction
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
KAHIL EL'ZABAR Africa N'da Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Africa N'da Blues
Post Bop 2000
KAHIL EL'ZABAR One World Family (with David Murray) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One World Family (with David Murray)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
KAHIL EL'ZABAR The Power (With Billy Bang & Hamiet Bluiett) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Power (With Billy Bang & Hamiet Bluiett)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
KAHIL EL'ZABAR Kahil El'Zabar / Billy Bang ‎: Spirits Entering album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kahil El'Zabar / Billy Bang ‎: Spirits Entering
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
KAHIL EL'ZABAR Love Outside Of Dreams (featuring David Murray And Fred Hopkins) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Outside Of Dreams (featuring David Murray And Fred Hopkins)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
KAHIL EL'ZABAR Ritual Trio :Big M - A Tribute To Malachi Favors ( Featuring Billy Bang) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ritual Trio :Big M - A Tribute To Malachi Favors ( Featuring Billy Bang)
World Fusion 2006
KAHIL EL'ZABAR It's Time (featuring Nona Hendryx) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It's Time (featuring Nona Hendryx)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
KAHIL EL'ZABAR What It Is! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What It Is!
World Fusion 2013
KAHIL EL'ZABAR Ritual Trio: Follow the Sun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ritual Trio: Follow the Sun
Hard Bop 2013
KAHIL EL'ZABAR Kahil El'zabar's Spirit Groove Ft. David Murray album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kahil El'zabar's Spirit Groove Ft. David Murray
Eclectic Fusion 2020

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KAHIL EL'ZABAR The Ritual (featuring Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ritual (featuring Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1986
KAHIL EL'ZABAR Sacred Love (Featuring Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, Raphael Garrett) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sacred Love (Featuring Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, Raphael Garrett)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
KAHIL EL'ZABAR Alika Rising At Leverkusener Jazztage (with Ari Brown + Malachi Favors) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alika Rising At Leverkusener Jazztage (with Ari Brown + Malachi Favors)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
KAHIL EL'ZABAR Ritual Trio : Big Cliff (Special Guest Billy Bang) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ritual Trio : Big Cliff (Special Guest Billy Bang)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
KAHIL EL'ZABAR Kahil El'Zabar & David Murray : We Is >> Live At The Bop Shop album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kahil El'Zabar & David Murray : We Is >> Live At The Bop Shop
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
KAHIL EL'ZABAR Ritual Trio  : Live At The River East Art Center (With Special Guest Billy Bang) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ritual Trio : Live At The River East Art Center (With Special Guest Billy Bang)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
KAHIL EL'ZABAR Transmigration album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Transmigration
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
KAHIL EL'ZABAR Ooh Live! (featuring Pharoah Sanders) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ooh Live! (featuring Pharoah Sanders)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
KAHIL EL'ZABAR The Ancestors Are Amongst Us (Featuring Lester Bowie And Malachi Favors) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ancestors Are Amongst Us (Featuring Lester Bowie And Malachi Favors)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010

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KAHIL EL'ZABAR Deeper Soul Remix Project album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deeper Soul Remix Project
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2006

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