PRICE: $11.50
NOT IN STOCK
NO RESTOCK ESTIMATE
ARTIST
TITLE
Maiden Voyage
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
BJ 012LP BJ 012LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/3/2017

2017 repress of this 1998 reissue. Originally released in 1973. "Despite an offer from Motown Records Patterson chose to go with the less well-known (but arguably much hipper) Black Jazz Records run by jazz pianist Gene Russell. The label was established to provide an alternative to the more traditional jazz labels with a more political and spiritual feel often blended with funk overtones. The Black Jazz roster at the time may not have had the big guns that Motown did but the talent was undeniably there albeit in lesser-known jazz circles. Rudolph Johnson, Jean Carne and The Awakening were all featuring alongside Patterson and because of Gene Russell's reputation the session musicians they attracted were first-class. Kellee's first recording on Black Jazz was the 1973 album Maiden Voyage featuring a cover of Herbie Hancock's signature tune." --Voices of East Anglia