Spiritual Jazz 1
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The first in our survey of modal, esoteric and progressive jazz - Spiritual Jazz Vol. 1 - REPRESSED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
Existing completely under the critical radar and largely ignored or unknown by music fans and critics alike, most of the musicians featured in this album won't be familiar to even the most seasoned jazz aficionado. But in this era of musical apathy, where so many music junkies look to the past for their musical fix, we have re-discovered hidden, obscure and esoteric jazz musicians who looked to the four corners of the earth - and beyond - for inspiration. Here we evaluate Spiritual Jazz – music that is a snapshot of the era after Coltrane, a time which saw the evolution of an underground jazz that spoke about the reform of the soul, the reform of the spirit, and the reform of society: a music which was local and international at once, which was a personal journey and a political statement, and which was religious and secular in one non-contradictory breath. Soul Jazz - Black Jazz - Spiritual Jazz.
• All tracks fully licensed and restored from original sources.
• Comprehensive introduction and liner notes with original stories direct from the artists
• Gatefold 2LP set with in-depth liner notes, label/LP scans and previously unpublished photographs
• Most tracks never before reissued and only available on rare private press LPs