The long-awaited house-oriented project from Chicago jazzman Kahil El'Zabar – a righteous fusion of Afro-centric jazz and dance, and a vision he's been expressing for years! El'Zabar first experimented with mixing jazz and house way back in the late 80s – and his efforts at the time, although unrecorded, sent ripples around the world, and even had a strong effect on the birth of Acid Jazz in the London scene (Kahil was actually referenced as a godfather in one of the first compilations of work on the Acid Jazz label!) Unfortunately, it almost seems like the idea's waited too long to happen – as the past decade or so has seen countless other expressions of this idea – so much so that El'Zabar's ideas seem a bit dated by now, and don't really match music of this nature coming out of Paris, London, and Tokyo over the past few years. Still, it is nice to finally see an album of this music from Kahil – and it's interesting to hear Chicago players like Ari Brown and Fareed Haque in this context. The record features work by Primeridian
as well – and titles include "Return Of The Lost Tribe", "Papa's Bounce", "Where Do You Want To Go", "Ornette", "Venus", and "This Little Light Of Mine".
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD & sticker over barcode.)