Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric deep jazz from the underground 1968-77 (Now-Again)

Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric deep jazz from the underground 1968-77 (Now-Again)

  • March 27, 2009

IN THE STORE
SPIRITUAL JAZZ: ESOTERIC DEEP JAZZ FROM THE UNDERGROUND, 1968-77

Now-Again Records, in conjunction with Jazzman Records, presents an expanded version of the compilation that introduced many listeners to the sound of the unsung musicians who - in the midst of the Vietnam War and the fallout of the Civil Rights struggle - created some of the most beautiful spiritual and meditative music of the 60s and 70s. The music was at times funky, at times contemplative, but it always strived to say something about the world in which the musicians lived.

The music on this album reflects the social and historical forces at work during the closedown of the '60s dream; music made by close-knit collectives and individual visionaries, by prisoners and eccentrics, by mystics and political radicals. It includes music by acknowledged masters, and moments of brilliance by unsung figures known to us from just one or two recordings. There are songs from prison bands, Egyptian big bands, high school jazz ensembles, African musicians gigging with free jazz legends, and African American jazz heroes.

MP3: Mor Thiam - Ayo Ayo Nene

Also see:
P.E. Hewitt - Winter Winds Complete Collection