Birth Of Soul Jazz (CD)

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23 tracks over two CDs, featuring Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey, Jimmy Smith and many more...

Back in the late 1950s, the word 'soul' was becoming a hip buzzword in the lexicon of black America - but it wasn't just a term that described a feeling or mood in relation to music: it had become a potent 'signifier' that defined blackness and the core essence of African-American culture. The concept of 'soul' and 'soulfulness' had originated in the churches of black America and its influence percolated through to black musicians of all musical hues during a decade when the Civil Rights movement and its campaign for racial, social and political equality was gathering pace and momentum. As well as leading R&B musicians, many African-American jazz musicians began tapping into the new consciousness that was starting to take hold in black communities and began making jazz that reflected a newfound sense of pride and joy in their racial identity.

This 23-track collection on 2 CDs focuses on Soul Jazz's early years and brings together some of the movement's key performers and recordings from the period 1958-1962. With classic cuts from the likes of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, Lou Donaldson, Hank Mobley, Jimmy Smith, Ray Charles, Stanley Turrentine and a host of other early pioneers, provides the perfect compilation of a genre and style rarely given the attention and respect it so richly deserves.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'
  • Horace Silver - Sister Sadie
  • Cannonball Adderley Quintet - This Here
  • Hank Mobley - Soul Station
  • Lou Donaldson - Funky Mama
  • Don Wilkerson - Camp Meetin'
  • Jimmy Smith - Midnight Special
  • David Fathead Newman (w/ Ray Charles) - Fathead
  • Hank Crawford - Angel Eyes
  • Les McCann - The Truth
Disc 2:
  • Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
  • Shirley Scott - 411 West
  • Ramsey Lewis Trio - Black Eye Peas
  • Jack McDuff - Brother Jack
  • Grant Green - Sunday Morning
  • Stanley Turrentine - Little Sheri
  • Jimmy McGriff - I've Got A Woman (Part 1)
  • Bobby Timmons - Dat Dere
  • Richard ‘Groove’ Holmes - Sweatin'
  • Ike Quebec - Buzzard Lope
  • Baby Face Willette - Face To Face
  • Gene Ammons - Blue Ammons
  • Red Garland - Soul Junction

Additional Details

Label: Chrome Dreams

Genre: Jazz

Run Time: 157 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 05/07/13

UPC: 823564629827

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