Return of the Lost Tribe

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Return of the Lost Tribe
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Studio album by
RecordedDecember 21 & 22, 1997
StudioRiverside Studio, Chicago, IL
ProducerKahil El'Zabar, Robert G. Koester, Steve Wagner
Joseph Jarman chronology
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Return of the Lost Tribe
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Kahil El'Zabar chronology
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Return of the Lost Tribe is an album by Bright Moments, a collaborative project by saxophonists Joseph Jarman and Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, percussionist Kahil El'Zabar, bassist Malachi Favors and pianist Adegoke Steve Colson, which was recorded in 1997 and released on the Delmark label.[1][2][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[4]

In his review for AllMusic, Michael G. Nastos states: "This is a landmark recording for these five individuals who come together in so many real and important musical ways. It is, for listeners of this type of improvised music, a definitive recording, and one of the best of 1998".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Return of the Lost Tribe" (Kahil El'Zabar) – 10:09
  2. "Song of Joy for the Predestined" (Joseph Jarman) – 8:06
  3. "Kudus" (Jarman) – 8:37
  4. "Dance'm" (El'Zabar) – 8:25
  5. "Fragmentation - Prayer at Twilight" (Adegoke Steve Colson) – 8:02
  6. "Ornette" (El'Zabar) – 8:00
  7. "Dream of" (Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre) – 9:37



  1. ^ Joseph Jarman discography, accessed January 16, 2018
  2. ^ Delmark Records: album details, accessed January 16, 2018
  3. ^ Jazzlists: Delmark Records discography: 400/500 series, accessed January 21, 2019
  4. ^ a b Nastos, Michael G.. Bright Moments – Return of the Lost Tribe: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 16, 2018.