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Friday, November 28, 2008

Kahil El'Zabar/Lester Bowie/Malachi Favors - Saalfelden 1987 (unofficial) ****

You may or may not know my love for trumpet trios, my admiration of Kahil El'Zabar, Lester Bowie and Malachi Favors, but here it is. This was the initial Ritual Trio, but then Lester Bowie passed away. They recorded one album : The Ritual, playing the Art Ensemble's composition "Magg Zelma". When browsing the internet last night, I came across this download, which I want to share with you. It's a bootleg recording of high quality, recorded for a German radio station, bringing new improvisations by this excellent trio: great music, soulful, modern, open and free.

Download Kahil El'Zabar/Lester Bowie/Malachi Favors here (link removed - album now commercially available).

© stef


jp said...

THANK YOU for this well as the Levin are a killa.

J. Free said...

Hi! Although this is an older recording (28 August 1987), it has recently been issued officially by the artist, in 2010. This recording is now available as the album, "Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio - featuring Lester Bowie and Malachi Favors: The Ancestors Are amongst Us", on the Katalyst Entertainment label. It can be found here: katalystentertainment(dot)com
Please buy the official release and help support our artists!!