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Liberation Music: Spiritual Jazz And The Art Of Protest

Issue No. 2352

The revolutionary label Flying Dutchman Records was launched in 1969 by jazz producer Bob Thiele.

He brought some of the most radical artists of the day, such as Gil Scott?Heron and Lonnie Liston Smith, to a mass audience. 

Flying Dutchman was swept up in the Black Power movement and mingled revolutionary speeches among jazz and soul albums.

Many tracks in this collection from 1969 to 1974 have never been reissued, including those by Chico Hamilton and Oliver Nelson. Pianist Horace Tapscott’s The Giant Is Awakened is a stand out. 

Liberation Music: Spiritual Jazz And The Art Of Protest, BGP records

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Tue 7 May 2013, 18:58 BST
Issue No. 2352
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