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  Наименование CD :
   Ooh Live!

Год издания : 2008

Компания звукозаписи : Katalyst Entertainment, (wb)

Музыкальный стиль : Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz

Время звучания : 1:16:41

Код CD : 10051

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Free)      

Kahil's Ritual Trio

Recorded originally 10/9/2000 in Chicago at the Hot House

Engineered by Dave Sokatoh

Remixed and mastered 10/10/2007 at Chicago Recording Company

Best known for vibrant live concert performances, Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio feature jazz from an African improvised perspective, and the precepts of the Association For The Advancement Of Creative Musicians based in Chicago. This club date at Chi-town's Hot House in the fall of 2000 is released eight years after being recorded. It marks a prior coming of age for El'Zabar, who plays the drum kit almost exclusively (he is featured on the booklet with a giant mbira), and always honors the celebratory aspect of music making. Bassist Malachi Favors is here, as is Ari Brown who is heard on the piano throughout, and tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders guests on two tracks. The recording quality is a bit thin, but good enough to clearly hear all the players, especially Brown's fine melodic inventions. On the opener "Autumn Leaves," after a spiritual inspired intro, Brown stretches out and owns this well-worn standard, followed by bass and drum solos. Brown is consistent, insistent, swings easily and his ideas are very good. "In The Land Of Ooh!" with Sanders ventures into John Coltrane territory in a free no-time exercise, building intensity to a fever pitch, calmed, then built back up via the animated and excitable building blocks Pharoah piles on high. "This Little Light Of Mine" could be easily titled "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child," for their simple melodic themes are similar. The trio plays this, sans Sanders or lyrics, in an easy swing, and the ringing bass of Favors is most evident as the central holy modal rounder and soothsayer. The finale "Ka's Blues," at a brief seven minutes, has Brown in the intro honking on tenor in an R&B bar walking style, then goes back to piano while Sanders takes over, screaming, shouting and verbally urging the group into their get down mood. It sounds like they play a little together but it's hard to tell. El'Zabar's concept of ritualism is all inclusive, communal and sharing. He also defines "ooh" as "operative oracles for humanity," a proud occupational title these great musicians certainly live up to on this fine audio document of their work.

All Music Guide


Ooh! is the artistic conception of veteran percussionist Kahil El'Zabar and an acronym for Operative Oracles for Humanity. To jumpstart his newly founded creative endeavor, the famed Chicago improviser has released Ooh! Live, a recording of his Ritual Trio from a 2000 concert at The Hot House in Chicago. El'Zabar's fellow oracles for this date were the late bassist Malachi Favors, legendary Chicago musician Ari Brown-perhaps best known as a saxophonist but featured here mainly on piano-and special guest Pharoah Sanders who lends his spirit for two of the disc's four tracks.

The trio of El'Zabar, Favors and Brown open the disc with a slow burn on "Autumn Leaves." The familiar melody and in-the-pocket groove set the tone for a set of high spirits and open-ended camaraderie.

The centerpiece of the disc, the free-form "In The Land of Ooh," garners an out-of-this-world performance from Sanders. The legendary reedman displays unrelenting intensity as he grinds, growls and wails through the twenty-five minute exploration.

Brown is front and center for a minor-key rendition of the traditional "This Little Light of Mine." The tune opens rubato with the commanding presence of Favors' arco lines before settling into a soulful medium-tempo groove. Brown's rhythmic spontaneity appears unlimited. He incorporates a conversational approach between both of his hands, creating layers of intensity. Favors and El'Zabar follow with matter-of-fact solo turns of their own, swinging and characteristically melodic.

Sanders returns for the disc closer, "Ka's Blues," a spirited chaser that gets the crowd shouting. El'Zabar's driving shuffle and Brown's R&B inspired voicings bring out some vibrant, at times greasy wailing from Sanders who even does some impromptu vocalizing. Brown gets up from the piano midway through to blow a soulful tenor solo before Sanders takes the set out with raw, guttural exuberance.

- John Barron


  Соисполнители :

Ari Brown (Piano, Tenor Saxophone)
Malachi Favors (Piano, Tenor Saxophone)
Pharoah Sanders (Tenor Saxophone, Vocals)

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Наименование трека



   1 Autumn Leaves     T       0:19:40 Joseph Kosma
   2 In The Land Of Ooh!         0:25:34 Kahil El'Zabar
   3 This Little Light Of Mine         0:14:15 Traditional
   4 Ka's Blues         0:17:12 Kahil El'Zabar


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