Kahil El’Zabar’s Ritual Trio – Follow The Sun
Delmark DE 5013
Compact Disc (2013)
Drummer, percussionist, composer, bandleader, music director and interdisciplinary arts activist Kahil El’Zabar will be turning 60-years-young the week of the release of Follow The Sun, his 60th album! Featured is Los Angeles-based vocalist Dwight Trible who combines vocal virtuosity with musicianship and improvisational skills to the delight of audiences and musicians alike. In addition to his own group Dwight has also worked with Pharoah Sanders, Horace Tapscott, Charles Lloyd, Kenny Burrell, Kenny Garrett, Della Reese and many others. And there’s a sub-plot to the story – Ari Brown performs with his mentor Duke Payne, best known as one of the two sax players with Odell Brown and the Organ-Izers who made 4 LPs for Cadet between 1966-68. Duke is also one of the few jazz bagpipes players.