Harry WhitakerBlack Renaissance Red Vinyl Edition
Made up of two long tracks that periodically build and release for forty minutes over two sides of an LP it’s an improvised masterpiece combining Afrocentric spiritual soul, jazz, poetry, amazing solos, a tasty bass line or two and more than a fair share of funky beats. It’s also one of theearliest albums to feature rapping. “I called the project Black Renaissance because that is what I wanted to see happen – especially in music.”
Given its rarity, when asked if he was surprised that people knew about the album Whitaker jokes “I’ve told enough people about it over the years! Now they can actually hear it. It was a record before it’s time.”
Harry Whitaker cut his teeth on the best of the Roy Ayers Ubiquity releases (including playing keys on “We Live In Brooklyn Baby” and co-producing the “Coffy” OST) on and making a living working closely with Roberta Flack – as her musical director, even playing on her big Eugene McDaniels’ written hit “I Feel Like Makin’ Love.” Black Renaissance “Body, Mind, and Spirit,” was his first attempt at a project where he wrote and composed the music and played keys on all tracks.
This album features Woody Shaw, Azar Lawrence, Buster Williams, Billy Hart and Mtume amongst others.
|Titel:||Black Renaissance Red Vinyl Edition|
|Label:||Luv N Haight|
|Format:||Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP|
|Pressung:||US – Reissue|
|Style:||Jazz / Fusion|
|Gewicht:||250g (plus 250g Verpackung)|