The Ensemble Al-Salaam – The Sojourner (1974)

The Sojourner is a spiritual jazz album by the Ensemble Al-Salaam, released in 1974 on Strata-East. Tracklist: A1. “Music Is Nothing but a Prayer” (7:58) A2. “Ecstacy” (3:08) A3. “The Sojourner” (5:15) A4. “Circles” (2:18) A5. “Traces of Trane” (3:26) B1. “Vibration Love Call” (4:49) B2. “Malika” (6:55) B3. “Optimystical” (3:28) B4. “Peace” (8:08) Credits: Agogô, […]

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 […]