El’Zabar’s, Kahil Ritual Trio – “Follow The Sun” – [Delmark]
The title of this CD is fairly apt in describing how the music makes you feel as you listen to the sun-warmed brew of Duke Payne’s unique bagpipes and sax conversations with Ari Brown, Dwight Trible’s and El’Zabar’s vocals, and Junius Paul’s bass. Of course, undergirding it all is the percussion by way of thumb piano, earth drum, and other drums supplied by El’Zabar. These gents serve up jazz in with their inimitable style and verve and leave you feeling happy and alive. Read the liner notes–they’re good.