Mercury Lounge, Tribal Threat and CKCU present
All Star Ritual Trio
Featuring - Kahil El'Zabar / David Murray / Harrison Bankhead
Thursday, December 8th
Opening and Closing DJ set by Tribal Threat DJs
Kahil El’zabar, David Murray, Harrison Bankhead - Three Modern Music Masters, who have been at the forefront of creative exploration and compositional diversity over the past four decades - recognized by their peers to be consummate virtuosos, who possess ingenious interpretations within the history and future of Great Black Music!
These three wise men know firsthand what's genuine and real. They've all played and recorded with Legends, they're the miracle of a profound sound, within a priceless opportunity not to be missed.
These cats express brilliantly what true musicians feel and see, which is the epiphany to be free! They're body and soul, in a moments notice, that ignites the call to have a ball with the one and only El'Zabar All Star Trio!
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
$15 in advance / more at the door
About each musician:
Sir Kahil El’zabar is revered globally as a cultural visionary and an innovative music conceptualist. He has recorded more than 60 acclaimed projects as the leader, Composer and arranger. El’Zabar, who holds a PHD in Inter/Disciplinary Arts from Lake Forest College, has worked with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Pharoah Sanders, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Cannon Ball Adderly, Archie Shepp, Paul Simon, Lester Bowie, Nona Hendryx, Kurt Elling, Billy Bang, Eddie Harris, Neneh Cherry, Henry Threadgill, Roy Ayers, and David Murray. In May 2014, Sir Kahil El’Zabar was Knighted by the Council General of France, making him a (Chevalier Medal De Lettres).
David Murray is one of the most recorded musicians as a leader in the history of jazz, with well over 200 celebrated projects. Murray was one of the founding members of the World Saxophone Quartet and has worked with greats like, Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Mc Coy Tyner, Lester Bowie, Hamiet Bluiett, Jerry Garcia, Max Roach, Amiri Baraka, Randy Weston and Fred Hopkins. He is currently working with Macy Gray as part of his David Murray Big Band. In 2012, David Murray received an Honorary Doctorate Of Music Degree from Pomona College, Claremont, California. He has won numerous awards over his vast career garnering a Grammy Award for the Best Jazz Instrumental Group Performance, for his Tribute to John Coltrane and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Harrison Bankhead is an avant-garde-leaning musician with a journeyman's ability to fit within an array of jazz styles from straight-ahead to free jazz. He is celebrated throughout the world having performed with a variety of well known artists including Oliver Lake, Fred Anderson, Von Freeman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Thompson, Hamiet Bluiett, Marshall Allen, Billy Harper, Dee Alexander, Eight Bold Souls, Chico Freeman, Peter Brotzman and many more. Most recently Bankhead stepped forward with a new recording under his own leadership, entitled Morning Sun Harvest Moon