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ARTIST
TITLE
Washington Suite
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
US 039CD US 039CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/18/2011

"Soul Jazz is issuing this super-rare deep spiritual jazz album from the Lloyd McNeill Quartet. This album was originally released by flute player Lloyd McNeill on his own private-press Asha Recording Company in Washington, DC in 1969 (30 years ago!), it is the rarest most in-demand of McNeill's albums and only 1000 copies were ever pressed and Washington Suite has been an extremely rare serious collector's deep spiritual jazz album ever since, going for many hundreds of pounds at auction. African-American flute player Lloyd McNeill's self-distributed record label ran from 1968-73. Lloyd McNeill is a multidisciplinary artist -- a painter who lived in Paris in 1965 and was a friend of Picasso, a musician who has worked with Nina Simone, Nana Vasconceles, Ron Carter, Cecil McBee and many more and a music anthropologist, poet and teacher. In the 1960s he was involved in the civil-rights movement and produced music for ballet, paintings and installations. Washington Suite was composed for the Capital Ballet Company, Washington in 1970. Soul Jazz/Universal Sound reissued the first Lloyd McNeil album, Asha (US 031CD & US 031LP ) , earlier this year." Limited edition hard-case CD edition.