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    Pepper Adams - Sax (Baritone), Brass Grant Green - Guitar Blue Mitchell - Trumpet
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    Donald ByrdBlack Byrd (1973)Blue Note

    Written and produced by Larry Mizell, their first collaboration! It's a classic! Nuff tunes, seriously deep funky heavy 70s jazz monster



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    Tony AllenThere Is No EndBlue Note

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                • – Say it loud I'm black and I'm proud
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                McCoy TynerExpansions (1969)Blue Note

                Seminal deep modal jazz on Blue Note w/ Woody Shaw, Gary Bartz, Ron Carter, Herbie Lewis and Freddie Watts. Produced by Duke Pearson. HEAVY!

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                                        Deluxe vinyl edition with tip-on sleeve
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                                      Gregory PorterAll RiseBlue Note

                                      "All Rise is a heart-felt, joyful celebration of the evolution of his art to something even more emphatic, emotive, intimate, and universal; Gergory Porter takes us higher than ever with this uplifting album”.

                                        • 2×LP£27.00
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                                        • CD + Book (200g)£20.00
                                          Deluxe CD version with 32 page hardback book and two bonus tracks
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                                        Black Fire! New Spirits! BOOKImages of A Revolution : Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75Soul Jazz Books

                                        Featuring: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Roland Kirk, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Leon Thomas, Cecil Taylor and more!

                                         

                                        The 100s of stunning photographs in this new deluxe large format hardback book capture the radicalism and self- determination of pioneering jazz artists in the 1960s and early 1970s

                                         

                                        During this era, jazz music in the USA was in an almost constant state of revolution with the music and lives of African-American artists radicalised by civil rights, the avant garde, Black Power and a new spiritual awakening. 

                                         

                                        At the start of the 1960s, jazz entered a unique new period of revolution as African-American musicians re-defined the art form in the context of the civil rights movement, afro-centric rhythm and thought and an ideology of black economic empowerment.

                                         

                                        John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler and others developed a new cosmology of sound that was as revolutionary as the social and political changes that took place in America throughout the decade. From the musical explorations of John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor and Ornette Coleman, to the collective and community concerns of Chicagos Advancement for Creative Musicians and the black science fiction of Sun Ra, the new jazz musicians created a musical and cultural landscape from which jazz music never looked back.

                                         

                                        This large-format deluxe hardback book features hundreds of stunning photographs of the new jazz musicians in the USA throughout the 1960s presented with introductory essay and biographies on the many artists included in the book.

                                         

                                          • SJ Book (2.3kg)£30.00
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