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V.A. - Celestial Blues - Cosmic, Political And Spiritual Jazz 1970 to 1974
Tracklist
A1Gary Bartz Ntu Troop - Celestial Blues
A2Joe Henderson & Alice Coltrane - Fire
B1Azar Lawrence - Warriors Of Peace
B2Charles Earland - Brown Eyes
C1Roy Brooks - The Free Slave
C2Joe Chambers - The Alomoravid
D1Carlos Garnett - Let Us Go (To Higher Heights)
D2Bayete Umbra Zindiko - Let It Take Your Mind
D3Joise Black - Hampton Hawes
D4Oliver Nelson - Aftermath

V.A.
Celestial Blues - Cosmic, Political And Spiritual Jazz 1970 to 1974

BGP | Item No: 486141
Vinyl 2LP | 2016 / UK – Original | New
21,99 €
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Item Description
2015 was the year jazz hit the mainstream again. The catalyst for this was saxophonist Kamasi Washington’s 3CD masterpiece “The Epic”, influenced by the symphonic, spiritually aware jazz of the early 70s. “Celestial Blues” is a compilation that shines a spotlight on some of the music that may have influenced “The Epic”.
The ten tracks range from the evidently spiritual – such as Gary Bartz’s classic ‘Celestial Blues’ or Joe Henderson & Alice Coltrane’s astounding collaboration on ‘Fire’, to less obvious but just as relevant recordings by drummers Roy Brooks and Joe Chambers.

Charles Earland’s contribution bears a remarkable resemblance to ‘Henrietta Our Hero’ a stand-out track from “The Epic”, whilst Carlos Garnett and Azar Lawrence’s mix of saxophone, strings and voices could be a template for Washington’s whole sound. The compilation is completed by fine examples of the era’s jazz from Hampton Hawes and Bayeté Umbra Zindiko. Oliver Nelson’s ‘Aftermath’ is an apt closer.
Item Details
Item No:486141
Artist:V.A.
Titel:Celestial Blues - Cosmic, Political And Spiritual Jazz 1970 to 1974
Label:BGP
Katalog-Nr:BGP 2300
Format:Vinyl 2LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:UK – Original
Release Date:2016
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Jazz / Fusion
Available since:01.08.2016
Condition:New
Price:21,99 €
Weight:500g (plus 250g Packaging)
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