30th Anniversary Live

Released 2005

Joseph Bowie -
   Trombone, Percussion

Ernest Dawkins -
   Soprano, Alto and Tenor
   Saxophones, Flute, Percussion

Kahil El'Zabar -
   Drums, Percussion, African Thumb
   Piano

Previously unreleased Live recording available exclusively on I-Tunes
Live at the Hothouse

Released 2001

Kahil El'Zabar -
   Drums, Percussion, African Thumb
   Piano

Joseph Bowie -
   Trombone, Percussion

Ernest "Khabeer" Dawkins -
   Alto and Tenor Saxophone,
   Percussion

Fareed Haque -
   Acoustic and Electric Guitar,
   Percussion

Dr. Selah Allen -
   Percussion

Previously unreleased Live recording available exclusively on I-Tunes
Ka-Real
Ka-Real
Released 2000
Joseph Bowie -
   Trombone, Percussion

Ernest Dawkins -
   Soprano, Alto and Tenor
   Saxophones, Flute, Percussion

Kahil El'Zabar -
   Drums, Percussion, African Thumb
   Piano

Atu Harold Murray -
   Percussion, Flutes

 
Freedom Jazz Dance

Released 1999
Kahil El'Zabar -
   Drums, Percussion, African Thumb
   Piano

Joseph Bowie -
   Trombone, Percussion

Ernest "Khabeer" Dawkins -
   Alto and Tenor Saxophone,
   Percussion

Fareed Haque -
   Acoustic and Electric Guitar,
   Percussion
 

In all its years, the EHE has rarely approached the plateaus of Freedom Jazz Dance, named after the Eddie Harris tune that opens this set. Guesting as a fourth member is guitarist Fareed Haque, who supplies a weave of sound between Dawkins's alto and tenor, which frequently hop across stylistic fields from Ornette Coleman's quick-burn phrases to Sonny Rollins's agile, breathy fullness, and Bowie's guttural, blooming 'bone. As always with EHE, the percussion is more than top shelf, always playing polyrhythms with studied fierceness--but also with an emphasis on pacing. These tunes move gingerly, never rushing their growth and always emphasizing a groove-based, post-bop sound that aims at the big target of all-jazz and meets the mark with ease. --Andrew Bartlett , Amazon.com
The Continuum
Continuum
Released 1998
Joseph Bowie -
   Trombone, Percussion

Ernest Dawkins -
   Soprano, Alto and Tenor
   Saxophones, Percussion

Kahil El'Zabar -
   Drums, Percussion, African Thumb
   Piano

Atu Harold Murray -
   Percussion

On The Continuum, the EHE introduces two newcomers, saxophonist Ernest Dawkins (replacing Ed Wilkerson) and percussionist Harold Murray. With the addition of Murray, the group yields both a fuller sound and surprisingly calmer rhythmic pulse, which frees Dawkins and trombonist Joseph Bowie to deliver more elongated melodic statements. The result is an amazing tribal jazz record that could rival any drum and bass track, hands down.... The Continuum also amounts to one of the EHE's funkiest and most accessible offerings of recent times. --Jazz Times
Papa's Bounce

Released 1998

Joseph Bowie -
   Trombone, Percussion

Ernest Dawkins -
   Soprano, Alto and Tenor
   Saxophones, Percussion

Kahil El'Zabar -
   Drums, Percussion, African Thumb
   Piano

Atu Harold Murray -
   Percussion

 
Ancestral Song

Released 1997
Kahil EL'Zabar -
   African Thumb Piano, Drums,
   Percussion, Voice

Edward Wilkerson -
   Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet,
   Percussion

Joseph Bowie -
   Trombone, Percussion, Marimba

 
21st Century Union March
21st Century Union March
Released 1997
Joseph Bowie -
   Trombone, Percussion

Edward Wilkerson -
   Tenor Saxophone, Alto Clarinet,
   Percussion

Kahil El'Zabar -
   Earth Drums, Sanza, Percussion,
   Vocals

 
Dance with the Ancestors

Released 1993

Joseph Bowie -
   Trombone, Percussion

Edward Wilkerson -
   Tenor Saxophone, Alto Clarinet,
   Percussion

Kahil El'Zabar -
   Earth Drums, Sanza, Percussion,
   Vocals

Hang Tuff

Released 1992

Joseph Bowie -
   Trombone, Percussion

Edward Wilkerson -
   Tenor Saxophone, Alto Clarinet,
   Percussion

Kahil El'Zabar -
   Earth Drums, Sanza, Percussion,
   Vocals

Welcome

Released 1984

Three Gentlemen from Chicago

Released 1981

Henry Huff -
   Saxophone

Edward Wilkerson -
   Tenor Saxophone, Alto Clarinet,
   Percussion

Kahil El'Zabar -
   Earth Drums, Sanza, Percussion,
   Vocals

Concert review by John Pitcher from the June 16, 2005 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle