Loud Minority: Deep Spiritual Jazz from Mainstream [Import][CD]
2010 collection, an in-depth look at the Bob Shad's legendary Mainstream label. Jazz in the '70s was in the depths of an economic recession, with clubs and record labels closing. Yet in lofts and in the few remaining live venues some incredible music was being made. Jazz musicians were influenced by the spirit of the age, be that radical politics, spiritual philosophies or pan-Africanism. The recordings on this CD offer a rare insight into an under-documented period of Jazz music's history. The title track, Frank Foster's 'The Loud Minority', sets the tone with forward-thinking Jazz sounds and a political message. There are also similar lines of musicianship from Harold Land and Roy Haynes. There is fantastic playing from Hadley Caliman, Buddy Terry and Charles McPherson and a rare date as a leader from the excellent Johnny Coles. BGP.
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