4 September 2017

Read new large Quietus feature on Soul Jazz album and Tate's exhibition Soul of A Nation

Read full article here

"This superb compilation presents a much more concentrated look at the new African American-led revolution in sonics during the era. Opening, predictably enough, with Gil Scott-Heron’s legendary proto-rap tune ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’, it’s the killer Roy Ayers Ubiquity track ‘Red, Black and Green’ that truly gets the blood pumping.  
The fearless Soul Jazz release marks this ‘intense period’ of musical creativity when jazz musicians created ‘new music that combined a number of political and musical qualities’ as the moment where African musical sensibilities of call and response, improvisation, polyrhythms, swing and syncopation were adopted in a race to create a new sound." Quietus