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Kahil El: Love Outside of Dreams

Read "Love Outside of Dreams" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Despite more domestic releases in the last decade than ever before in his career, and a higher profile after playing with the likes of Hamiet Bluiett and DD Jackson, percussionist and composer Kahil El'Zabar remains one of the best kept secrets in the Midwest. There are a few possible (if superficial) reasons: the strong Africanism embraced ...

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Kahil El'Zabar Trio: Love Outside Of Dreams

Read "Love Outside Of Dreams" reviewed by Mark Corroto

African-American music (and African music for that matter) has always been about groove, movement, and that internal mechanism in your chest (perhaps your heart) that undulates and sways to the beat. In jazz, the rhythm catches you. If you explore further, melody and improvisation demands your surrender to this religion.

For more than 25 ...