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Papa’s Bounce by the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble is one the most genuinely joyful, and artistically gritty, jazz records I’ve heard in a long time. Led by drummer Kahil El’Zabar of the legendary Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, and featuring trombonist Joseph Bowie with new members saxophonist Ernest Dawkins and percussionist Atu Harold Murray, the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble raises its mighty music out of robust African beats. Murray has been spiritual kin to El’Zabar for more than 30 years, mentoring him in the ways of the drum, and their alliance is the heart of the ensemble’s vibrating body of sound. With El’Zabar on trap drums and Murray on a variety of percussion instruments, the two create a field so fertile that an amateur could grow beautiful music from its soil. But Bowie and Dawkins are gifted gardeners, and Papa’s Bounce a bountiful harvest. Reap what they’ve sown when the ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. at Crush 2323 18th St. NW. $10. (202) 319-1111. (CP)