And that's not all. Believe me it's worth knowing that David Murray on tenor sax enters the fray after just over seven minutes and eight seconds playing as he goes deeper against the ecstatic vocalised cry of El'Zabar breaking free on 'Songs of Myself,' one of the tracks on pre-release, scroll back to track 3. 'Katon' the other track streaming so far has a strong African vibe at the beginning, and then a very stirring bass line from Dayhuff just for starters….
To be released on Spiritmuse Records: El'Zabar and Murray go back 40 years together. Marlbank has still not been fortunate enough to hear El'Zabar live. Murray, however, blew us away back in the autumn in Ellingtonian mode backed by affable Austrian Paul Zauner and pals in front of an appreciative audience at one of the world's best jazz clubs, the Vortex. Without lingering too long, words are pretty much surplus to requirements, 'Songs of Myself' is a revelation.