Kahil El’Zabar & The New Ethnic Heritage Ensemble |Ancient/Future/Music
St James the Great, London
Thursday, 28 Mar 2019
19:30 – 23:50
All the way from Chicago, we are delighted to welcome Kahil El’Zabar & The New Ethnic Heritage Ensemble for the launch of their new album, ‘Be Known - Ancient / Future / Music’.
An artist truly in a league of his own, El’Zabar is a stalwart of spiritual and afro-futuristic jazz with a significant contribution in the continuation of the scene over the last four decades. His driving compositions - simple themes that gain complexity through repetition and improvisation - have been recorded with such jazz heavyweights including Pharoah Sanders, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre and “Light” Henry Huff.
Alongside multi-percussionist and vocalist El’Zabar, the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble’s current line-up includes Corey Wilkes on trumpet, who has worked with numerous jazz masters, including Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Elling and with El’Zabar for 15 years, multi-instrumentalist Alex Harding on baritone sax and a special guest on Cello.
The album will be released on Spiritmuse Records, a new independent record label dedicated to unearthing hidden gems from past and future. Globe-spanning spiritual jazz to leftfield jazz electronica and psych folk sounds.
Lex Blondin & guest will be spinning records before & after the music.
We will be serving food from the start &, as ever, all proceeds from the booking fees will be going to charity via Party for the People.
Church of Sound
St James the Great , St James Clapton , London