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Soul Jazz präsentiert auf >Black Fire! New Spirits!< Songs bekannter Künstler wie Don Cherry. Archie Shepp und Yusef Lateef mit Stücken eher unbekannter. aber nicht minder aufregender Acts wie Creative Artists Ensemble. Granchan Moncur. Lloyd McNeill und Tyrone Washington. Im Sommer 2014 erschien der begleitende Bildband >Black Fire! New Spirits!< Images of A Revolution: Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75.
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.
(added: 2014-11-12 10:04:55 )