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ARTIST
TITLE
Freedom Rhythm & Sound
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SJR 219CD SJR 219CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/23/2009

Subtitled: Revolutionary Jazz & The Civil Rights Movement 1963-82. "This album coincides with the release of the massive hardback deluxe book, Freedom Rhythm & Sound: Revolutionary Jazz, original cover art compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker, released on Soul Jazz Records featuring the cover artwork of many seminal revolutionary jazz albums created between 1965-83. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and the civil rights movement of the 1960s loom large as self-determination, economic power and musical freedom led to revolutionary jazz artists finding new paths -- both musical and economic. Concurrent with the emergence of the counter culture and underground rock movement in the 1960s and years before the D-I-Y cultural revolution of punk in the 1970s, Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and others 'took control' of their own work by recording, releasing and distributing their own music themselves. This album, released alongside the book, features many of the major artists who make up the book as well as many hidden gems of records made on very small run cottage-industry jazz labels from this period -- the original DIY records! The album comes with extensive sleevenotes and photos." Includes a 28-page booklet. Artists include Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Joe McPhee & John Snyder, Oliver Lake/NTU, Staton Davis' Ghetto/Mysticism, Steve Colson & The Unity Troupe, Mary Lou Williams, Joe Henderson, Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble, Gary Bartz NTU Trrop, Pheeroan akLaff, The Hastings Street Jazz Experience, Gato Barbieri & Dollar Brand, Ralph Thomas, Archie Shepp, Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, Errol Parker, Amina Claudine Myers, The Pharaohs, Edward Larry Gordon, Michael White, Roy Brooks & The Artistic Truth and Lloyd McNeill.