Format: CD


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Format: CD
Grade: New (About gradings)
Number of discs: 1
SKU: 65262
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This unique album consists of 10 tracks reflecting back to Africa – the motherland, the roots of jazz , black music and the ancestors of the musicians. Each of these ‘spiritual’ tracks are in demand in their own right most being compiled for the first time, being some of the best music of its type ever recorded. The combination of these tracks together with the cover artwork creates an album with its own aura, which will have a profound impact, and be one of the most significant releases on the label. ‘Spiritual Jazz’ has attained a world-wide underground popularity over recent years as evidenced by the success of our own Leon Thomas Anthology, compilations of the Strata East, Black Jazz and Flying Dutchman labels and recent albums from ‘Intuit’ and ‘Build An Ark’ (featuring Nate Morgan included on this compilation). It has been championed by taste making DJ’s like Gilles Peterson, Kevin Beadle and Russ Dewsbury. The music contained on this album is accessible to a wider audience and whilst being groove driven in places has a warm, melodic and uplifting feel which makes it stand out. The incredible musicianship from some of the genre’s leading players, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Carlos Garnett , vocals from Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sathema B Benjamin and Julie Dexter combine with poetry from Haki Madhubuti to create an outstanding album. The beautiful ‘Days Gone By’ by Moe Koffman was cleverly sampled by Jill Scott on her hit ‘Slowly Surely’. ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL


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