Album Review of "Open Me, A Higher Consciousness of Sound and Spirit" by Kahil El'Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (8/10)

Spiritmuse Records

Producer: Kahil El’Zabar

Kahil El’Zabar is a musician only in the game for the joy of artistic expression and cultural connectedness. His Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, a far-reaching jazz trio with African American roots, is never going to sell out Madison Square Garden.

Instead of fame, the focus remains on matters of the soul, from leadoff track “All Blues,” an intriguing twist on the Miles Davis composition, to the metamorphic closer, “Open Me.”