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Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio: Ooh Live!

Read "Ooh Live!" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Sì e no, ma più no che sì. Definirlo una delusione sarebbe forse ingeneroso, ma di certo dall'incontro fra il Ritual Trio di Kahil El'Zabar e Pharoah Sanders era lecito aspettarsi di più. E invece la pubblicazione di Ooh Live!, registrato all'Hot House di Chicago nel settembre del 2000, consegna agli annali un disco piacevole, a tratti intenso e struggente, ...

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Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio: Ooh Live!

Read "Ooh Live!" reviewed by John Barron

Ooh! is the artistic conception of veteran percussionist Kahil El'Zabar and an acronym for Operative Oracles for Humanity. To jumpstart his newly founded creative endeavor, the famed Chicago improviser has released Ooh! Live, a recording of his Ritual Trio from a 2000 concert at The Hot House in Chicago. El'Zabar's fellow oracles for this date were ...

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Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio: Live At The River East Art Center

Read "Live At The River East Art Center" reviewed by Michael McCaw

Kahil El'Zabar and his numerous musical collaborations have a majesty of quiet determinism, a lyrical sense of space, and a consummate sound.

El'Zabar's Ritual Trio has been around for a number of years, and his association with violinist Billy Bang, this recording's special guest, goes back to the days when they were high school b-ballers. ...

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Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio: Africa N'da Blues

Read "Africa N'da Blues" reviewed by Derek Taylor

On this, their fifth album for Delmark, the Ritual Trio sticks to the formula that has served them well on past outings for the label, that of welcoming a legendary guest star into the fold. This time around Pharoah Sanders occupies the guest chair and his presence affects a wonderful series of alchemical changes both in ...