Kahil El’Zabar & Billy Bang – Spirits Entering
Delmark DE 533
Compact Disc (2001)
Percussionist Kahil El’Zabar has created an impressive body of recordings with The Ritual Trio and Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, recording with Pharaoh Sanders, Archie Shepp, Joseph Jarman and Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre on numerous Delmark releases. Billy Bang was a member of The Ritual Trio and returned for Big Cliff (Delmark 477), which received a four-star review from Down Beat. Bang has become a hero of the international avant-garde, celebrated for the way he’s opened up and personalized the voice of his violin in the warmth he gets from his bluesy bowing and in the fires he lights.