Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble live at Underflow
After their great ,sprititual performance last March , Underflow proudly presents Kahil El Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble live on 15 November 2019.
An artist truly in a league of his own, El’Zabar is acknowledged throughout the world as the leader in the vanguard 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 and he has toured with some of the biggest names in jazz including Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Archie Shepp, Lester Bowie, Nona Hendryx, Billy Bang, Hamiet Bluiett, and David Murray.
Forming EHE shortly after El'Zabar graduated from the school of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in 1973, he teamed up with tenor saxophonist Edward Wilkerson, Jr. with the goal “To combine concepts of African American music with its earlier roots in traditional African music, to produce new motifs and sounds true to their origins yet firmly pointed in a new artistic direction”. Forty-five years later and the rich and compelling, ever-evolving sound the band are known for, is still going strong.
Doors open : 21:00
Ticket : 20 euro