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Various Artists - Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal + Deep Jazz From The Underground 1968-77 flac mp3

Various Artists - Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal + Deep Jazz From The Underground 1968-77 flac mp3
Various Artists
Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal + Deep Jazz From The Underground 1968-77
Recording date:
Date of release:
April 7, 2009
FLAC vers. size:
1180 mb
MP3 vers. size:
1145 mb
WMA vers. size:
1465 mb
Other formats
4.5 ★

Series: Spiritual Jazz – Volume 1. Format: CD, Compilation. Free Jazz, Space-Age, Modal, Soul-Jazz. Spiritual Jazz - Esoteric, Modal And Deep Jazz From The Underground 1968-77 ‎(CD, Comp).

Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal + Deep Jazz From The Underground 1968-77.

But really, the tracks are all high quality stuff and the compilers should be applauded for doing the digging and sourcing these obscure jazz jewels. The CD comes with a 16-page booklet with a short essay by Francis Gooding and capsule summaries of each track and recording artist. 75 minutes of very rare but very impressive music. Of interest are small b & w reproductions of the album covers or record labels for each track, and reproductions of ads from the era, which is an added plus. This is jazz from a number of unknown artists, even though musicians like . Hewitt (whose music has just been re-released, and whose photo is on the cover), Kim Weston (a Motown soul singer) and Ronnie Boykins (SUN RA) are known to a small (or very small) number of listeners.

The spiritual jazz movement was mostly glanced over until quite recently. It had been rejected at the time by the diverging halves of the jazz community. On one side, the fervor of purists, lead by Wynton Marsalis’s reactionary critique of free jazz, flouted a protectionist’s disdain toward spiritual’s incorporation of rock/funk/R&B fusion elements. Spiritual jazz was perhaps the ideological opposite of the self-destructive motions of free jazz. Spiritual Jazz, which holds the surname Esoteric, Modal, and Deep Jazz From the Underground 1968-1977, stresses this globalism and represents it not only through Westerners looking outward, but outsiders looking in.

Artist: Various Artists Title Of Album: Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal music made by close-knit collectives and individual visionaries, by prisoners and eccentrics, by mystics and politica. 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.

Artists: Cairo Jazz Band. James Tatum Trio Plus. Ndikho Xaba & The Natives. Hewitt Jazz Ensemble. Tracks count: 8. Views: 8. James Tatum Trio Plus - Introduction 04:32. Ndikho Xaba, The Natives, Ndikho Xaba & The Natives - Nomusa 08:45. Salah Ragab, Cairo Jazz Band, Salah Ragab & Cairo Jazz Band - Neveen 07:51.

09 - Positive Force with Ade Olatunji - The Afrikan In Winter (1977). 10 - Frank Derrick Total Experience - No Jive (1974). 11 - Hastings Street Jazz Experience - Ja Mil (1976). 12 - Ronnie Boykins - The Will Come, Is Now (1974). 13 - Leon Gardner - Be There (1974).

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Introduction James Tatum James Tatum Trio Plus 4:32
2 Gol-e Gandom Traditional Lloyd Miller 4:09
3 Paul's Ark Paul Akre Morris Wilson Beau Bailey Quintet 3:18
4 Bada Que Bash E. D. Hewitt 4:09
5 Ayo Ayo Nene [Blessing For The New Born Baby] Mor Thiam Mor Thiam 5:44
6 All Praises To Allah (Parts One And Two) Ed Rose The Lightmen Plus One 4:28
7 Nomusa Ndikho Xaba / Nomusa Xaba Ndikho Xaba & the Natives 8:46
8 Neveen Salah Ragab & the Cairo Jazz Band 7:51
9 The Afrikan In Winter Positive Force 4:15
10 No Jive Frank Derrick The Frank Derrick Total Experience 5:09
11 Ja Mil Miller Brisker Hastings Street Jazz Experience 3:33
12 The Will Come, Is Now R. Boykins Ronnie Boykins 12:29
13 Be There L. Gardner Leon Gardner 3:30
14 Psych City Logan Rollins Ohio Penitentiary 511 Jazz Ensemble 3:03


Mohammad Abdou - Trumpet
Paul Akre - Composer, Piano
Eothen Alapatt - Liner Notes, Producer, Research
Mitchell Atkins - Congas
George Avaloz - Congas
El Saied El Aydy - Sax (Alto)
Mahmoud Ayoub - Trombone
Beau Bailey - Trombone
Louis Barnett - Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
Jesse Barrett - Sax (Tenor)
Sadeek Basyouny - Trombone
Dick Beeson - Drums
Dave Bennett - Drums
Duke Billingslea - Bass
Reynard Birtha - Trumpet
Lester Bowie - Trumpet
Matthew Boyd - Art Direction
R. Boykins - Composer
Ronnie Boykins - Bass, Leader, Primary Artist, Sousaphone
Miller Brisker - Composer, Producer, Sax (Tenor)
Buddy Brooks - Trumpet
Charles Brown - Sax (Tenor)
Theodore Bruckner - Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano)
Conwell Carrington - Vocals
Malcolm Catto - Research
John Coltrane - Quotation Author
Jerome Combs - Percussion
El Sayeed Dahroug - Trombone
Will Davis - Piano
Peter Dennett - Restoration
Frank Derrick - Composer, Drums, Leader, Producer, Saxophone
The Frank Derrick Total Experience - Primary Artist
Jimmy Doss - Trumpet
Katherine Dunham - Photography
Duru "Baba" - Congas, Percussion
E. D. Hewitt - Composer, Cover Art, Leader, Producer, Vibraphone
Rayman Eldrige - Bass
Khamis el Khouly - Piano
Duke Ellington - Quotation Author
Khalifa el Samman - Trumpet
Farouk El Sayed - Sax (Alto)
Abdel Hakim el Zamel - Sax (Baritone)
John Evens - Trombone
Ronald Fain - Flute
Abdel Atey Farag - Trombone (Bass)
Joe Ferguson - Flute, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
Charley Forsberg - Sax (Alto)
Charles Gabriel - Sax (Tenor)
Tim Galloway - Trumpet
Dennis Gardino - Bass
L. Gardner - Composer
Leon Gardner - Primary Artist
Abdel Hamid Abdel Ghaffar - Nay
Jeribu Gonvi - Bass
Ed Gooch - Trombone
Frances Gooding - Liner Notes, Quotation Author
John Grady - Organ
Judge Gray - Trumpet
Nasir Hafiz - Vibraphone
Daoud Haroom - Trombone
Margo Harris - Percussion
Theodore Harris, Jr. - Percussion, Piano, Piccolo, Sax (Soprano)
Hastings Street Jazz Experience - Primary Artist
Rick Hearns - Drums
Charles Hooks - Trumpet
Billy Ingram - Congas
Bobby Jackson - Bass, Producer
Kenneth James - Saxophone
Bob Jones - Keyboards
Eddie Jones - Trumpet
Jay Jones - Flute, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
Sanden Joren - Trumpet
Olaju Kali - Percussion
Sundiata Keita - Percussion
Kieta "Keith" - Drums
Vaughn Klugh - Guitar
Oliver Lake - Flute, Sax (Alto)
Art Lewis - Percussion
Ricky Lewis - Congas
The Lightmen Plus One - Primary Artist
James Mathis - Piano
Sundiata O. Mausi - Congas
Leonard McDonald - Piano
Riley McLaughlin - Piano
Dave McMurray - Flute, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
Hugo Mendez - Liner Notes, Research
Lloyd Miller - Arranger, Primary Artist, Producer, Santur
Tony Moreno - Drums
Morris Wilson Beau Bailey Quintet - Primary Artist
Lon Moshe - Percussion, Vibraphone
Bert Myrick - Percussion
The Natives - Producer
Ed Nelson - Drums, Percussion, Producer
Abdoulaye NGom - Vocals
Norman O'Gara - Trombone
Ohio Penitentiary 511 Jazz Ensemble - Primary Artist
Ade Olatunji - Featured Artist, Leader, Producer, Spoken Word
Moohy El Din Osman - Bass
Zaky Osman - Flute, Trumpet
Bill Payne - Saxophone
Charles Peterson - Bass
Bill Petties - Trombone
Darryl Pierce - Drums
Plunky - Flute, Percussion, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
Leo Pochinskas Jr. - Guitar
Positive Force - Primary Artist
Press Keys - Piano
Salah Ragab - Congas, Drums, Leader, Piano, Producer
Salah Ragab & the Cairo Jazz Band - Primary Artist
Mohammad Abdel Rahman - Tuba (Bass)
Sayyed Ramadan - Bongos
Phil Ranelin - Trombone
Matthew Rhodes - Piano, Piano (Electric)
Earnest Rodgers - Flute, Sax (Baritone)
Logan Rollins - Arranger, Composer, Producer, Sax (Alto)
Ed Rose - Bass, Composer
Sherrell Rowland - Congas
Oliver Sain - Producer
Faith Abdel Salam - Sax (Tenor)
Sayyed Salama - Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)
Nina Scheller - Alto (Vocals)
Seyoum - Percussion
Shabalala "Kent" - Bass
Sayed Sharkawy - Drums
Charles Bobo Shaw - Drums
Gerald Short - Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Research
Jeff Simon - Bass
Edgar Spand - Percussion
Samuel Spraggins - Flute, Sax (Alto)
Ronald Stewart - Bongos, Congas
Richard Stokes - Guitar
Walter Strickland - Sax (Tenor)
Don Sturner - Saxophone
Jim Sullivan - Trombone
Horace Tapscott - Arranger
James Tatum - Back Cover Photo, Composer, Leader, Piano, Producer
James Tatum Trio Plus - Primary Artist
Kine Thiam - Photography
Mor Thiam - Composer, Djembe, Leader, Photography, Primary Artist
Buddha Thomas - Drums, Leader, Producer
Earl Thomas - Guitar
Traditional - Composer
Sylvia Turner - Piano
Sonia Valledeparas - Soprano (Vocal)
James Vass - Flute, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano)
Ibrahim Wagdi - Trumpet
Ursula Walker - Vocals
Sonny Ward - Sax (Tenor)
Charles H. Washington Jr. - Saxophone
Monty Waters - Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano)
Marzette Watts - Engineer
Philip Wesdmoread - Guitar
Don West - Bass
Kim Weston - Vocals
Jimmy Wilkins - Trombone
Edwin Williams - Trombone
George Williams - Guitar
Herbie Williams - Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Joe Williams - String Bass
John Wilson - Trumpet
Morris Wilson - Sax (Tenor)
Richard Wise - Piano
Ndikho Xaba - Bullhorn, Composer, Leader, Percussion, Piano
Ndikho Xaba & the Natives - Primary Artist
Nomusa Xaba - Composer
Richard Zemlin - Flugelhorn, Trumpet