Black Fire! New Spirits! BOOK Images of A Revolution : Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75

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    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.

     

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      Black Fire! New Spirits! PosterSoul Jazz Records

      Large deep, spiritual jazz poster for your bedroom wall, innit.

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          Disco: An Encyclopedic guide to the cover art of disco Presented by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt Soul Jazz Books

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          This large-format deluxe hardback book features the amazing artwork of thousands of disco record cover designs from the 1970s up to the mid-1980s.

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            Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90 ’ is a stunning new deluxe 250-page large format hardback book compiled and edited by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that features many 100s of stunning and unique Cuban record sleeve designs made since the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro in 1959. These album covers have rarely been seen (nor heard) outside of Cuba and show a rich previously hidden history of both music and design.

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              Space Funk - Afro Futurist Electro Funk In Space 1976-84Soul Jazz Records

              ‘Space Funk – Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84’, is an intergalactic journey into black space, fuelled by funk, powered by computers.

              ‘Space Funk’ is a lovingly compiled collection of superb, rare and off-the-wall space funk and electro releases mostly released on small independent labels in the late 1970s and 1980s.

              Reactors are reacting, boosters are boosting, pack your funk and shake your booty! Computer funk … makes you jump! This is the space funk program!

              The album comes in deluxe artwork and three formats – digipack + slipcase CD, a very limited deluxe 2xLP + bonus 7” single + download vinyl version, and a standard 2xLP + download standard vinyl version.

              Features music by Jamie Jupitor, Solaris, Robotron 4, Juju & the Space Rangers and many more intergalactic space warriors!

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              • The Sonarphonic – Super Breaker
              • Santiago – Bionic Funk
              • Frank Cornilius – Computer Games
              • JUJU & The Space Rangers – Plastic
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              From Calypso to Vodou, Communism to Reggae, Colonialism and the Slave Trade, Rum and Revolution, Industry and Tourism – over 100 years of photographing the Caribbean is captured in this book.

              The image of the Caribbean is as much a creation of the outsider as it is the complex identity of its people – a melting pot of races created out of the participants of the 400 year slave trade – enforced Africans, indigenous Americans and their colonisers – French, Spanish, Dutch, English.

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                The double vinyl comes in two editions:

                1) Limited edition indies EXCLUSIVE heavyweight green double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

                2) Limited edition heavyweight black double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

                The album is also available as a CD and digital release

                • Automatic – Too Much Money
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                • Leroy Duncann – Dream River
                • Tom Of England – Neon Green
                • Toresch – Tocar
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                  Nigeria Soul Power 70 (Expanded Double LP Set)Soul Jazz Records

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                  While for many people the fusion of funk and jazz music with Nigerian rhythms and aesthetics began with Fela Kuti and his afro-beat sound, in fact this can be traced further back to the phenomena of the 1960s Nigerian artists and house bands in nightclubs and hotels who interpreted US soul and pop music with a local flavour and none more so than Geraldo Pino, the ‘African James Brown’ who features heavily in this collection. Other similarly inspired Nigerian funk and soul artists featured here included Tony Grey and his Ozimba Messengers and Don Bruce and The Angels.

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                  Beneath the shadow of the few Nigerian artists who signed international recording deals in the 1970s – Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Chief Ebenezer Obey – lies a vast wealth of largely undiscovered musical transmutation and cultural cross-pollination, and included here are heavy afro-funk/rock and disco tracks from artists such as the legendary Sonny Okosuns as well as rare cuts from little-known outside of Nigeria - groups such as Colomach and MFB. Most of these obscure artists signed to major labels in Nigeria in the commercial slipstream that opened up as Philips, Decca and EMI tried to emulate the international success of the big three international Nigerian artists.

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                  • Sonny Okosuns Ozziddi – Dance Of The Elephants
                  • The Wings – We'll Get Home
                  • Alhaji (Chief) Prof. Kollington Ayinla – E Ye Ika Se
                  • Colomach – Kassa Kpa Sama Kpa
                  • Geraldo Pino – Heavy Heavy Heavy
                  • MFB – Beware
                  • Tony Grey and The Ozimba Messengers – You Are The One
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                  In the 1960s and into the 1970s jazz music in the USA was in an almost constant state of revolution, with the music and lives of African-American artists radicalised by the advent of the civil rights movement, Black Power, and a new spiritual awakening.

                  For over 20 years now Soul Jazz Records have been exploring this rich area of deep and spiritual jazz music with an array of albums such as Freedom, Rhythm and Sound, Universal Sounds of America, New Thing, Soul Jazz Love Strata East and more. Soul Jazz Records have also released a steady stream of reissues of lost and classic deep jazz releases over the years from artists such as Art Ensemble of Chicago, Steve Reid, Pharaoh Sanders and others.

                  This new album features groundbreaking and revolutionary artists such as Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, The Last Poets and Yusef Lateef as well as many rare and deep lost tracks from lesser known artists such as Creative Artists Ensemble, Granchan Moncur, Lloyd McNeill, Tyrone Washington and others.

                  This album coincides with the recent ‘Black Fire! New Spirits! Images of A Revolution: Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75’ book, published by Soul Jazz Books, which as well as including pioneering artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Roland Kirk and Alice Coltrane also features many of the artists included in this album. 

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                  "This double-disc set is the companion soundtrack to Soul Jazz's book of the same name. It documents 14 wide-ranging tracks by well-known foundational artists and those who followed the New Thing path to other realms during a fertile period during and after the Civil Rights Era. Soul Jazz has always done an admirable job both in curation and presentation." All Music

                  Read full All Music review here

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                  • Harold McKinney and The Creative Profile – In The Moog
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                          Visual Music is a one-of-a-kind guided tour through the visual art of creative polymath Brian Eno. Featuring more than 300 images of Eno's installation, light, and video artwork, this exquisite volume is the definitive monograph of a contemporary master.

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                            In this book, Jon Michael Spencer argues that African rhythm, particularly African rhythm in the New World, gives rise to the distinctive qualities of black cultures. These rhythms especially undergird and distinguish black music, dance and religion, each of which is a means by which Afro-peoples absorb these rhythms and concretize them in other aesthetic ways. Since black music has been the primary carrier of African rhythms (both black religion and dance are dependent on black music),

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                                Studio One Rocksteady Got SoulSoul Jazz Records

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                                Soul Jazz Records new Studio One release Rocksteady Got Soul is a collection of uplifting and superb rocksteady and soulful reggae from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Studio One is the number one label in the history of reggae and he album features - as ever with Studio One - an impeccable and unbeatable line-up of reggae superstars all soaring at the height of their creative powers. Alton Ellis, John Holt, The Heptones, Jackie Mittoo, The Ethiopians, Lee Perry and more.

                                The album is a mix of classic tunes and rhythms alongside super-rarities that were released in a dazzlingly complex web of Studio One labels and issues, deftly navigated with new sleevenotes from author and Studio One authority Rob Chapman. But enough with the chatter, just spin the platter - these tunes rule the town, hands down!


                                This Soul Jazz/Studio One album is released as deluxe gatefold double-vinyl + house inners + download code. Also as jewel case CD housed in card slipcase. Both formats come with full sleeve notes/discography and exclusive photography. (The album is also available digitally on day of release onwards)

                                • Alton Ellis – It's True
                                • The Heptones – You Turned Away
                                • The Gladiators – Mr Sweet
                                • The Jail Breakers – Work It Up
                                • Lee Perry & The Gaylads – Run Rudie Run
                                • The Heptones – Young Generation
                                • Jackie Mittoo – Good Feeling
                                • C. Marshall – I Need Your Loving
                                • Alton Ellis – I'll Be Waiting
                                • The Clarendonians – The Tables Gonna Turn
                                • Ken Parker – When You're Gone
                                • Sound Dimension – Traveling Home
                                • Errol Dunkley – Get Up Now
                                • John Holt – My Heart Is Gone
                                • Freedom Singers and Larry Marshall – Monkey Man
                                • The Ethiopians – Let The Light Shine
                                • Im and David – Money Maker
                                • The Viceroys – Lose and Gain
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                                Voodoo, Truth and Fantasy (aka Voodoo Search for the Spirit)By Laennec HurbonNew Horizons

                                A bit like the Rough Guide to Reggae - except for Voodoo. Recommended!

                                Out of Africa came the cult of spirits who could enter human beings and cross the boundary between life and death. Carried across the Atlantic to the New World, voodoo gave the slaves in the West Indies a new sense of identity and hope. But around it clustered sinister tales of sorcery, animal scarifice and zombies.

                                Seen as dangerous and taboo, voodoo became an underground religion. This book shows how voodoo has survived the prejudice and persecution of the past and how it thrives today as a cultural force.


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                                  Studio One Rockers (Black vinyl edition)Soul Jazz Records

                                  Owned and founded by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Studio One's output serves as a comprehensive guide to the history of Reggae music. The music on Studio One Rockers covers all areas of Reggae such as Ska, Rocksteady, Roots and Dancehall, all areas in which Studio One led the field.


                                  Studio One Rockers features many legendary Studio One tracks brought together for the first time by Soul Jazz Records. From the beginning of Reggae, when the Skatalites developed a new sound of Ska in 1962 up until today, Studio One has been the number one innovator in Jamaican music.


                                  Included in this compilation are classic Ska tracks ("Phoenix City"), Rocksteady ("Feel Like Jumping"), Roots music ("Truth and Rights"), Dancehall (Freddy McGregor, Michigan and Smiley) and many more.


                                  Featured here are many of the classic tracks from Studio One. From Dawn Penn's legendary "No, No, No" to classics such as Horace Andy's "Skylarking" and Marcia Griffith's "Feel Like Jumping".


                                  The Coxsone Soundsystem in the early 60s was one of the three main soundsystems operating in Jamaica alongside his competitors, Prince Buster and Duke Reid. The Studio One catalogue is possibly the largest in Jamaican music and this release is the first in a series of Studio One compilations on Soul Jazz Records.


                                  This album comes with an in depth interview with Mr C.S. Dodd, about how he set up and ran his record label in the 1960s and 1970s.


                                  "Compilation of the month. 100% Essential" SEVEN "Compilation of the month. A compilation of unbelievable quality. Awesome" MUZIK "A who's who of Jamaican music" MUSICWEEK "An essential slice of musical history" WAX "The most credible compilation of reggae you can 

                                  • Sound Dimension – Real Rock
                                  • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
                                  • Freddy Mcgregor – Bobby Babylon
                                  • Horace Andy – Skylarking
                                  • Lennie Hibbert – Village Soul
                                  • Brentford All-Stars – Greedy G
                                  • Johnny Osbourne – Truth And Rights
                                  • Ernest Ranglin – Surfin
                                  • Michigan & Smiley – Eye Of Danger
                                  • Dawn Penn – No, No, No
                                  • The Skatalites – Phoenix City
                                  • Prince Jazzbo – Crabwalking
                                  • Jackie Mittoo – Hot Milk
                                  • Lone Ranger – Badder Dan Dem
                                  • Cedric Brooks – Ethiopia
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                                  Murky, off-kilter, instrumental rap/R&B experiments from talented producer and Frank Ocean collaborator, Vegyn!

                                  • – I See You Sometimes (feat. Jeshi)
                                  • – Like A Good Old Friend
                                  • – So Much Time - So Little Time (feat. John Glacier)
                                  • – B4 The Computer Crash
                                  • – Mushroom Abolitionist
                                  • – Sometimes I Feel Like I’m Ruining Songs
                                  • 12" EP£13.00
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                                  Brazil USA 70: Brazilian Music In The USA In The 1970sFeaturing Airto, Deodato, Sergio Mendes, Flora Purim, Sivuca, Donato & moreSoul Jazz Records


                                  All of the music featured here on this new Soul Jazz Records collection was created by Brazilian artists living and working in the USA in the 1970s.

                                  The album brings together some of these finest works and comes complete with extensive notes that explains the path these musicians took from Brazil to the USA and shows the political and musical links between Brazil and the USA that created the conditions for this unique fusion of these two distinct cultures, North American Jazz and Brazilian music, that occurred in the 1970s.

                                  In the early 1970s North American jazz musicians were eager to work with upcoming Brazilian musicians. Miles Davis invited Airto Moreira to join his new ‘electric’ band, Dom Um Romao (part of Sérgio Mendes’ legendary Brazil ‘66 in the 1960s) joined the fusion group Weather Report, Flora Purim and Airto both became a part of Chick Corea’s new project Light As A Feather, Wayne Shorter collaborated with Milton Nascimento, George Duke recorded Brazilian Love Affair, and so on.

                                  With all the attention placed on them from these important jazz artists, North America became the new musical playground for a large number of these Brazilian artists – Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Sérgio Mendes, Luiz Bonfá, Eumir Deodato, João Donato and many others.

                                  Most of these musicians had already experienced success through the earlier popularity of bossa nova in the 1960s, either at home in Brazil or in the USA. But by the end of the 1960s many Brazilian artists had left their own country, as the military dictatorship became progressively more authoritarian and repressive. In the USA, through their critically acclaimed work for Miles Davis, Weather Report, Light As A Feather etc., all of these artists were now given reign to explore new musical terrains away from the restrictions of both a musical genre and a state censor back in Brazil.

                                  The album comes as a deluxe gatefold double vinyl LP, complete with download code, full sleeve notes, exclusive photography, double inner sleeves. The CD contains CD plus a large 40-page outsize booklet all housed in Soul Jazz slipcase.

                                  • Airto – Samba De Flora
                                  • Duke Pearson and Flora Purim – Sandalia Dela
                                  • Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 – Batucada (The Beat)
                                  • Deodato – Skyscrapers
                                  • Milton Nascimento – Catavento
                                  • Airto – Tombo in 7/4
                                  • Luiz Bonfá – Bahia Soul
                                  • Dom Um Romao – Braun-Blek-Blu
                                  • Moacir Santos – Kathy
                                  • João Donato – Almas Irmãs
                                  • Sivuca – Ain't No Sunshine
                                  • Milton Nascimento – Rio Vermelho
                                  • Tamba 4 – Consolation (Consolação)
                                  • Flora Purim – Moon Dreams
                                  • Dom Um Romao – Escravos de Jo
                                  • Airto – Andei (I Walked)
                                  • 1. Airto – Samba De Flora
                                  • 2. Duke Pearson and Flora Purim – Sandalia Dela
                                  • 3. Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 – Batucada (The Beat)
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