Hot 'N' Heavy: Live At The Ascension Loft

Hot 'N' Heavy: Live At The Ascension Loft

by Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
     
 

Kahil El'Zabar's longstanding Ethnic Heritage Ensemble return with a live gig recorded at Ascension Loft (El'Zabar's performance space) in 2006. El'Zabar is a rhythm master who realized the power of the groove long ago and his ability to set up mesmerizing rhythms is on full display here. Guitarist Fareed Haque plays mostly a rhythm role See more details below

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Kahil El'Zabar's longstanding Ethnic Heritage Ensemble return with a live gig recorded at Ascension Loft (El'Zabar's performance space) in 2006. El'Zabar is a rhythm master who realized the power of the groove long ago and his ability to set up mesmerizing rhythms is on full display here. Guitarist Fareed Haque plays mostly a rhythm role (note there is no bass player), leaving the bulk of the soloing to Corey Wilkes and Ernest Dawkins. Even so, his playing is always interesting as he moves between chordal comping and single-string lines, hitting harmonics and playing behind the nut at one point and even playing some prepared guitar. The band gets some other crazy sounds (for a live jazz gig), especially on "There Is a Place" with Wilkes' cool processed trumpet solo. He also utilizes some kind of wah effect on "Major to Minor." Ernest Dawkins also takes some excellent solos, bringing some real fire to "Hot 'n' Heavy" and "Black as Vera Cruz." El'Zabar shows his versatility, moving from congas to kalimba (the beautiful "MT," for Malachi Thompson) to the drum kit. His rhythms are organic and relentless, and reach to the core of human experience. Those ancient rhythms coupled with forward-looking improvisers have made the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble one of Chicago's jazz treasures for more than a quarter century.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/27/2007
Label:
Delmark
UPC:
0038153057428
catalogNumber:
574
Rank:
170577

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Performance Credits

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble   Primary Artist
Fareed Haque   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Kahil El'Zabar   Percussion,Drums,Kalimba
Ernest Dawkins   Percussion,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Corey Wilkes   Percussion,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ernest 'Khabeer' Dawkins   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Kahil El'Zabar   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Robert G. Koester   Producer
Neil Tesser   Liner Notes
Steve Wagner   Producer,Engineer,Mastering
Eric Butkus   Engineer,Mastering

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