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ARTIST
TITLE
Triumph!
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
US 040CD US 040CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/17/2011

"In the early 1970s pianist and composer Adegoke Steve Colson and vocalist Iqua Colson were both members of The Association for Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), the radical home of jazz music in Chicago, and spiritual home of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. In 1980, Colson released Triumph!, recorded in Chicago with a stellar line-up of Art Ensemble and AACM members in the group including Joseph Jarman and Doug Ewart. This album was released on the private-press Silver Sphinx label, and distributed mainly in the local Chicago area. Universal Sound/Soul Jazz Records are releasing this extremely rare deep spiritual jazz album for the first time ever as a hardback edition CD. This album features in Soul Jazz Records' recent revolutionary jazz cover art book Freedom, Rhythm and Sound, edited by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records). The album also includes the track 'Lateen' which appears on Soul Jazz Records' album New Thing! (alongside Sun Ra, Art Ensemble, Alice Coltrane). Steve and Iqua Colson left Chicago in 1982 to live and work in New York. Steve Colson is currently a member of the word-music ensemble Blue Ark, led by the radical poet/critic Amiri Baraka (aka Leroi Jones)."