Monday, January 17, 2011

Freedom, Rhythm, & Sound

To help celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I thought I would post Joe Henderson's funky jazz gem "Forgone Conclusion". This track is just one of the many great cuts off of Soul Jazz Records' superb Freedom, Rhythm, & Sound compilation, which features funky revolutionary jazz gems from the sixties, seventies, and early eighties. The two volume compilation series coincided with an amazing complimentary book of rare revolutionary jazz record artwork compiled by Stuart Baker and Gilles Peterson. The compilation includes incredible tracks by Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra, Oliver Lake, The Pharaohs, Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, Archie Shepp, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Roy Brooks & The Artistic Truth, and many others. The track "Forgone Conclusion" can also be found on Henderson's 1972 album Black is the Color. Overall, Freedom, Rhythm, & Sound is a brilliant and well put together release that truly captures the essence of the underground jazz scene during this important era for music and civil rights. Enjoy!

Joe Henderson - Foregone Conclusion

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1 comment:

Dave D (In The Black Box) said...

Sun Ra's - Nuclear War, is an absolute gem from that album.. definitely one of my favourites. Love this album!

Also the Book of Album Art compiled with Gilles Peterson is f-ing amazing too... check it out