TEL AVIV JAZZ FESTIVAL 2010

Kahil ElZabar – The Ritual Trio

February 5, 2010

Kahil El’Zabar: The Ritual Trio

Kahil El’Zabar – drums, African drums, flute, vocals, composition
Hamiet Bluiett – baritone saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano
Junius Paul – contrabass

The Ritual Trio led by the percussion master Kahil El’Zabar has once again proved to be a most enjoyable, unique experience for the audience absolutely captivated by the spirit, the motions, the energy, and the sounds that were driven into harmonious agitation by the illustrious musicians. All three members of the combo displayed flair and ingenuity with their instruments, as soloists or as a group in the course of their performance. Unforgettable was an understatement to describe a night of wild sounds and motions from Khalil ElZabar’s dancing, singing, and playing with different percussion instruments.  No one for sure could have been unmoved or remained neutral in their appreciation of The Ritual Trio that night. The characteristic ethnic beats of instruments sent to kinetic frenzy by all three greatly talented musicians; the undulating, visceral yowling and howling voice of El’Zabar himself sounding mournful, enraged and pleading at the same time; as well as his electrifying, paroxysmic dance – all combined and contributed to a full sensory spectacle that would remain long in the minds of the audience. The Ritual Trio victoriously demonstrated its power to hold the audience’s enthusiasm until the last second of the show, which El’Zabar ended with a touch of humor as he glided his way out with fits of frisky dancing and singing. Capping the show was an anti-climactic encore by El’Zabar, no doubt the star of the show, using no other musical instrument except his powerful voice and rhythmical body.  Absolutely phenomenal!

Such display of creative genius attested to the group’s and the man’s long stay in the art and business of jazz. Now, that is what a compleat musician should be.

Although the Tel Aviv Jazz Fest was unfortunately only three days, it was nevertheless a quality-packed event compared to other world jazz fests that are longer than a week. Comprised of Israeli and international jazz virtuosos, this festival definitely needs to be checked out every year!

Story by Arlene Alon / IPM                Images by Isaac Alon / IPM

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"Kahil ElZabar - The Ritual Trio"

Kahil El'Zabar - Drummer / Percussionist

Kahil ElZabar - The Ritual Trio: L-R Kahil El'Jabar - Percussions, Junius Paul – contrabass, Hamiet Bluiett – baritone saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano

Kahil ElZabar - The Ritual Trio

Kahil ElZabar - The Ritual Trio: L-R Kahil El'Jabar - Percussions, Junius Paul – contrabass, Hamiet Bluiett – baritone saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano

Kahil ElZabar - The Ritual Trio

Kahil ElZabar - The Ritual Trio: L-R Kahil El'Jabar - Percussions, Junius Paul – contrabass, Hamiet Bluiett – baritone saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano

Kahil ElZabar - The Ritual Trio

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~ by wherenwhen on February 5, 2010.

One Response to “TEL AVIV JAZZ FESTIVAL 2010”

  1. Thanks for the beautiful photos & info, I will now have to add Tel Aviv Jazz Fest to my Jazz Festivals list of must see next year.
    BTW: Is there reasonable transportation to the place and is it safe over there in Tel Aviv?

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