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Lloyd McNeill Quartet, The - Asha
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A1Asha
A2As A Matter Of Fact
A3Two-Third's Pleasure
A4Dig Where Dat's At!
B1St. Margaret's Church
B2Effervescence
B3Warmth Of A Sunny Day
Vinyl LP | 2017 / UK – Original | New
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Item Description
New edition of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album first released as a private-press album in 1969 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Asha Record label in Washington, DC. First reissued on Soul Jazz Records’ Universal Sound sub-label in 2011 (long deleted) and now available newly digitally remastered on Soul Jazz Records main label in a limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide.
Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet, and photographer born in Washington, D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures.
McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. ‘Asha’ was the debut album by the Lloyd McNeill Quartet released on his own private-press record label, echoing the Civil Rights and African-American themes of the era - black economic empowerment and self-sufficiency – as well as a beautiful spirituality to the music. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of émigré-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris.
In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music and taught music anthropology in the US.
This album is released as a limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide LP (+ download code), and limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide CD edition and also as a digital album on Soul Jazz Records.
This album is released in conjunction with the album Lloyd McNeill – Washington Suite (1970) which was released last month also on Soul Jazz Records.
Item Details
Item No:531983
Artist:Lloyd McNeill Quartet, The
Titel:Asha
Label:Soul Jazz
Katalog-Nr:SJRLP373
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:UK – Original
Release Date:2017
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Jazz | Fusion
Available since:22.05.2017
Condition:New
Price:24,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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