El'zabar, Kahil/Ritual Trio / Live At The River East Art Center
Album: Live At The River East Art Center   Collection:Jazz
Artist:El'zabar, Kahil/Ritual Trio   Added:Aug 2005
Label:Delmark Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-08-07 Pull Date: 2005-10-09 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Oct 9 Oct 2 Sep 25 Sep 18 Sep 11 Sep 4 Aug 28 Aug 21
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 07, 2005: Memory Select
Big M
4. Sep 16, 2005: No Cover, No Minimum (short version)
Big M
2. Sep 30, 2005: Memory Select
Return of the Lost Tribe
5. Sep 09, 2005: The Dog and Pony Show
3. Sep 20, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
Big M
6. Sep 06, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
Big M

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-08-16
Kahil El’Zabar’s Ritual Trio – Live at the River East Art Ctr

An excellent set of post-bop, Chicago style. Billy Bang is sitting in with the trio this time, contrasting his prickly violin sound with the jazzier Ari Brown on saxophone. Yosef Ben Israel takes over the bass for the late Malachi Favors and keeps the groove tight.

*1. Mellow melodic percussion groove with long soulful sax and violin solos (1:30 of applause/announcements at end)
2. Med tempo swing
*3. Hand percussion with loping bassline and funky horn
4. Poetry
5. Very laid back kalimba-led groove with lots of room to stretch out. Last 5 min or so feature a strange chanting tribute to Malachi Favors.

Ben B 8/1/05

Track Listing
1. Big M   3. Where Do You Want to Go?
2. Return of the Lost Tribe   4. Be Exciting (Kahil Testifies
  5. Oof