The Ensemble Al-Salaam

The Ensemble Al-Salaam were an American spiritual-jazz big band from NYC that released the album The Sojourner on Strata-East in 1974. Two sessions during the subsequent five-year period produced the 1979 Nilva Records release Elephant Trot Dance, co-billed to multi-reedist Khaliq Abdul Al Rouf.

Members: Khaliq Abdul Al Rouf (flute, piccolo flute, saxophone), Mashujaa Aliye Salamu (guitar), Fred Kwaku Crawley (agogô, bells, claves, maracas, percussion, tambourine, vocals, wind chimes), Beatrice Parker (vocals), Leroy Seals (bass, vocals), Andrei Strobert (drums), Bevin Turnbull (electric piano, piano, vocals)

Discography:

  • The Sojourner (1974)
  • Elephant Trot Dance (1979, recorded 1975/79 • Khaliq Al-rouf & Salaam)

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