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Bridge into the New Age

by Yuri Prasad
Issue No. 2168

Jazz was in crisis in the early 1970s—the death of John Coltrane and the demise of the civil rights movement left many players disorientated.

Then a fusion of soul, funk and Latin combined with the inspiration of Africa to lead to a new, highly politicised form.

This compilation charts the revival and features tracks including, McCoy Tyner’s Ebony Queen and Gary Bartz’s I’ve Known Rivers.

Bridge into the New Age
Various artists,
BGP records, £12.99

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Tue 8 Sep 2009, 19:38 BST
Issue No. 2168
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