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 spiritual jazz vol 5 esoteric modal and deep jazz from around the world 1961 79
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Various Artists: Spiritual Jazz Vol. 5: Esoteric, Modal And Deep Jazz From Around The World 1961-79

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    Summary

    Until it was swept aside by the pop explosion of the 1960s, jazz was the most popular modern sound on earth. From the New World and the Caribbean to Africa, across the Soviet Bloc and the British Empire to the Far East, jazz music was embraced, adopted, played and enjoyed.

    Having examined spiritual jazz as it was expressed in the US, and followed its messengers and influences in Europe, this fifth installment of our Spiritual Jazz series presents jazz from the rest of the world: a collection of jazz messages hailing from the four corners of the world that are united in their diverse treatment of the jazz idiom. Jazz might have been the music of America, but in its beginnings it was not a purely American creation.

    The long story of its development stretches across the Atlantic, from Africa to the crucibles of slavery in the Caribbean and the Americas, both North and South. It was a music that ultimately emerged from the varied and resilient cultural achievements of Africans brought to the New World in bondage, and who brought with them a multiplicity of musical traditions.

    Evolution and development continued and, like a dandelion dispersing its airborne seeds via the wind, the sounds of jazz were carried around the world on the airwaves, record sales and by travelling musicians. In whichever continent the form took root, the individual, ethnic and cultural circumstances of the musicians decided the flavours and nuances of the jazz they created.

    This volume of Spiritual Jazz presents some of the rarest and most extraordinary global jazz recordings. We have covered some of the wider world's best known yet still underexposed jazz scenes - places such as Argentina and South Africa, as well as some of the world's most obscure. There are recordings here made for major labels, and recordings issued privately.

    Very few of them have seen any release outside of their country of original prior to this collection. But all of them speak of a period when jazz was a global musical lingua franca, spoken with ease by musicians who headed out into the night to produce their own distinctly local translations.

    This is esoteric jazz, modal jazz, spiritual jazz - as played by musicians from around the World.

    -All tracks fully licensed and digitally restored from the original master tapes
    -Comprehensive liner notes with added individual notes on each track and original stories direct from the musicians involved
    -Most tracks never before reissued - previously only available on rare LPs that change hands for hundreds of pounds!
    -CD with 16 page colour booklet with in-depth liner notes, album cover scans and previously unpublished photographs

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    1. Charlie Munro Quartet - 'Islamic Suite (Edit)'
    Producers: Arthur Major
    Year: 1967
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    2. Louiz Banks - 'Song for My Lady'
    Year: 1978
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    3. Oladepo Ogomodede - 'Take Five'
    Producers: Mickey O'Bryan
    Year: 1962
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    4. Jazz Work Shop - 'Mezare Israel Yekabtzenu'
    Year: 1972
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    5. Jazz Semai - 'Koy Yolu'
    Producers: Nino Varon
    Year: 1978
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    6. Jorge Lopez Ruiz - 'Vicky'
    Year: 1961
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    7. Chivo Borraro - 'Half and Half'
    Year: 1966
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    8. Hideo Shiraki - 'Fiesta'
    Producers: Toshio Imai
    Year: 1961
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    9. Virgilio Armas Y Su Cuarteto - 'Sobre el Orinoco'
    Producers: Freddy Leon
    Year: 1973
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    10. London Experimental Jazz Quartet - 'Destroy the Nihilist Picnic'
    Producers: Peter Cracknell
    Year: 1974
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    11. Ahmadu Jarr - 'Kathung Gbeng'
    Producers: Gunnar Lindqvist
    Year: 1980
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    12. The Braz Gonsalves Seven - 'Raga Rock'
    Year: 1970
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    13. Fitz Gore - 'Gisela (Lion Rock)'
    Year: 1978
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    14. Eric Nomvete's Big Five - 'Pondo Blues'
    Year: 1962
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    15. Paul Winter Sextet - 'Winters Song'
    Producers: John Hammond
    Year: 1961
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    16. Tete Mbambisa - 'Trane Ride'
    Producers: Rashid Vally
    Year: 1979
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    17. Aquila - 'Um Allah'
    Producers: Guillermo Rifo
    Year: 1974
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