Gene Russell - New Direction Record Store Day 2020 Edition
A1Black Orchid
A2Hitting The Jug
A3Willow Weep For Me
A4Listen Here
B1On Green Dolphin Street
B2Silver's Serenade
B3My Cherie Amour
B4Making Bread

Gene Russell
New Direction Record Store Day 2020 Edition

Real Gone | Item No: 745888
Vinyl LP | 1971 / US – Reissue | New
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Item Description
Record Store Day 2020 Release.
Limitation: 1500 copies.

'The first album released from the most sought-after label, bar none, among jazz collectors! Black Jazz was started by keyboardist/producer Gene Russell for Dick Schory's Ovation Records. Active only from 1971 to 1975, and reputed to be the first jazz label started by an African-American since Sunshine Records in 1921, Black Jazz sought to expand minds as well as hearts, releasing spiritual, socially conscious music that explored such burgeoning genres of the era as funk, soul jazz, and free jazz. Real Gone Music kicks off its Black Jazz reissue campaign with the very first record the label released, entitled, fittingly, New Direction, and performed by label founder Russell. Oft-bootlegged, with original copies commanding princely sums, New Direction, while a fairly straight-ahead piano trio outing, sets the tone for the entire label with its modal and soul jazz flourishes, and features such sidemen as double bassist Henry 'The Skipper' Franklin and drummer Steve Clover. Co-produced by Real Gone's own Gordon Anderson and jazz reissue specialist Zev Feldman, Real Gone's reissue includes the distinctive original Black Jazz album art along with new liner notes by Pat Thomas, the author of Listen Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975. Transparent clear with heavy black swirl vinyl limited to 1500 copies worldwide. Pressed at Gotta Groove Records for Record Store Day.
Item Details
Item No:745888
Artist:Gene Russell
Titel:New Direction Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Label:Real Gone
Katalog-Nr:RGM 1018
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:US – Reissue
Release Date:1971
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Jazz / Fusion
Price:31,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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