A new release from Chicago’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble is always a reason to celebrate, and “Be Known: Ancient/Future/ Music” with the leader and founder Kahil El’Zabar on percussion, Corey Wilkes trumpet and Alex Harding saxophonist continue to bring the pulse, the authentic rhythms wrapped in improvised music. Also on the bill is saxophonist Rich Halley whose career has brought him more recognition each time he records something new. His latest, “Terra Incognita” taps some well-known New Yorkers and the results are wonderful.
Other new releases this time around come from Satoko Fujii with drummer Ramon Lopez, Polish duo the Oles Brothers, Swiss trumpeter Christof Mahnig & Die Abmahnung, Germany’s Zwitschermaschine, and Native Speaker from The Netherlands. Don’t be shy! Listen to the music!