new edition of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album (currently £400 on discogs for an original!) first released as a private-press album in 1970 on flautist lloyd mcneill’s own asha record label in washington, dc. first reissued on soul jazz records’ universal sound sub-label in 2011 (long deleted) and now available newly digitally remastered on soul jazz records main label. this album is released as a limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide lp with download code included.
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 vinyl comes on two super-loud, super-heavy double-album volumes.