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
BGP records, £12.99