Freedom, Rhythm and Sound (Album) Revolutionary Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement 1963-82

Soul Jazz Records
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  • 1. Oliver Lake – Africa
  • 2. Stanton Davis' Ghetto/ Mysticism – Space-a-Nova
  • 3. Steve Colson and the Unity Troupe – Lateen
  • 4. Mary Lou Williams – Miss D.D.
  • 5. Joe Henderson – Foregone Conclusion
  • 6. Art Ensemble of Chicago – Old Time Religion
  • 7. Philip Cohran – The African Look
  • 8. Gary Bartz – Drinking Song
  • 9. Pheeroan ak Laff – 3 in 1
  • 10. The Hastings Street Jazz Experience – Yes Lord
  • 11. Gato Barbieri & Dollar Brand – Eighty First Street
  • 12. Ralph Thomas – Big Spliff
  • 13. Archie Shepp – Attica Blues
  • 14. Horace Tapscott – Peyote Song No. III
  • 15. Sun Ra – Nuclear War
  • 16. Joe McPhee and John Snyder – Shadow Sculptures
  • 17. Errol Parker – Street Ends
  • 18. Amina Claudine Myers – 3/4's of 4/4
  • 19. The Pharaohs – Freedom Road
  • 20. Edward Larry Gordon – All Pervading
  • 21. Michael White – The Blessing Song
  • 22. Roy Brooks and the Artistic Truth – Black Survival
  • 23. The Lloyd McNeill Quartet – Dig Where Dat's At

This album features the work of revolutionary jazz artists who created new radical music infused with the values of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Self-determination, economic power and musical freedoms explode as the avant-garde collided with Black Power and Afro-centricity.

 

Released to coincide with the new book by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker on Soul Jazz Records, this album is jam-packed with super rare, deep jazz from artists many of which all feature heavily in the new book. These include Mary Lou Williams, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra, Phil Cohran and many more.

 

The CD comes with a new essay and some amazing photos relating jazz music to civil rights and the important events that shaped African-American consciousness from the 1960s onwards. The vinyl comes on two super-loud, super-heavy double-album volumes.

 

Essential!

 

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