Even modern physics has yet to dimensionally shift four musicians into a trio. But with the guest appearance of Billy Bang that is exactly what has happened. Unique among the Ritual Trio's recordings, Big Cliff brings together elements of past and present, and in doing so generates some of the most powerful music under this band's name. Both Bang and Ari Brown challenge each other to play either the wooliest or the prettiest solo on a given piece and in doing so they more than double their individual power. Favors always keeps things down to earth while El'Zabar's lanky, slyly explosive style manages to expand even further the group's open-sky sound.
1. Another Kind Of Groove
2. Big Cliff
3. For The Love Of My Father
4. Blue Rwanda
Album's featuring Kahil El'Zabar...