Soul Jazz Records Presents: Black Fire! New Spirit! - Various Artists on Import 3LP
Radicial And Revolutionary Jazz in the USA 1957-1982!
Soul Jazz Records' Black Fire! New Spirits! explores deep, radical and spiritual jazz in the US in the period 1957-1975. In the 1960s and into the 1970s jazz music in the US was in an almost constant state of revolution, with the music and lives of African-American artists radicalized by the advent of the civil rights movement, Black Power, and a new spiritual awakening.
Black Fire! New Spirit! features groundbreaking and revolutionary artists such as Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, The Last Poets and Yusef Lateef as well as many rare and deep lost tracks from lesser known artists such as Creative Artists Ensemble, Granchan Moncur, Lloyd McNeill, Tyrone Washington and others.
The album coincides with the Black Fire! New Spirits! Images of A Revolution: Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75 book, published by Soul Jazz Books, which as well as including pioneering artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Roland Kirk and Alice Coltrane also features many of the artists included in this album.