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Track of the day: 'Te Conocí de Nuevo'

Wonderful vocal here from Rubén Blades on pianist Carolina Calvache's upcoming Vida Profunda. Sunnyside are putting the record out at the end of May. Blades inhabits a compelling, night-time, if you make the leap Mark Murphy atmosphere, Calvache's …

Published: 19 Apr 2020. Updated: 12 months.

Wonderful vocal here from Rubén Blades on pianist Carolina Calvache's upcoming Vida Profunda.

Sunnyside are putting the record out at the end of May.

Blades inhabits a compelling, night-time, if you make the leap Mark Murphy atmosphere, Calvache's careful accompaniment, like an omniscient shadow, just right.

There are lots of guests on the album. The title of the track in question means translated from Spanish, 'I Met You Once More' and the lyrics are by Calvache, the languorous ballad a tale of a ''failed couple that meets together again, this time for good.''

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Basketball court encounter spawns stimulating long lasting collaboration

''I met Kahil El'Zabar on the basketball court here in Chicago. I came through Chicago to stay with Don Moye and then he took me to this park and the next thing I know Kahil was holding court at the park and he was a pretty good basketball player …

Published: 19 Apr 2020. Updated: 6 months.

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''I met Kahil El'Zabar on the basketball court here in Chicago. I came through Chicago to stay with Don Moye and then he took me to this park and the next thing I know Kahil was holding court at the park and he was a pretty good basketball player too, I don't know if you know that. But I liked the way he played. I liked the way he played percussion. And his thought wave was very progressive,'' says tenor saxophone great David Murray.

Murray in the audio is introducing the upcoming hot prospect of Kahil El'Zabar's 'Spirit Groove' ft. David Murray.

Emma Dayhuff on bass; Justin Dillard, synth, piano, organ, join percussionist-vocalist El'Zabar and Murray on the record.

Long time El'Zabar and Murray fans will relish the fact that 'One World Family', which closes the upcoming album to be released on the SpiritMuse label in June, is a new live version of the Kahil El'Zabar Trio feat. David Murray and Fred Hopkins number that appeared on their Delmark 2002 album Love Outside Of Dreams. Check the slap tonguing once again on the Love Outside of Dreams version at the beginning that sets up the eco-conscious groover. SG

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