Vol. 1. Double vinyl LP pressing. Vol. 2 available separately. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and the civil rights movement of the 1960s loom large as self-determination, economic power and musical freedom led to revolutionary Jazz artists finding new paths - both musical and economic. Concurrent with the emergence of the counter culture and underground Rock movement in the 1960s and years before the D-I-Y cultural revolution of Punk in the 1970 s, Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and others 'took control' of their own work by recording, releasing and distributing their own music themselves. This double disc set features many hidden gems of records made on very small run cottage-industry Jazz labels from this period - the original DIY. Records! Soul Jazz.
Oliver Lake/Ntu - Africa
Stanton David' Ghetto/Mysticism - Space
Steve Colson & the Unity Troupe - Lateen
Mary Lou Williams - Miss D.D
Joe Henderson - Foregone Conclusion
Art Ensemble of Chicago - Old Time Religion
Philip Cohran & the Artistic Heritage Ensemble - the African Look
Gary Bartz Ntu Troop - the Drinking Song
Pheeroan Ak Laff - 3 in 1
The Hastings Street Jazz Experienece - Yes Lord
Ralph Thomas - Big Spliff
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.