Jazzman Records

Various Artists - Spiritual Jazz 10: Prestige (CD)

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Release Date: 12/06/2019
Subtitled: Esoteric, Modal and Deep Jazz from Prestige Records, 1961-73. The tenth edition of Jazzman Records Spiritual Jazz series takes a closer look at the music Prestige was recording at the start of the 1960s. This was the period when the modal jazz sound pioneered by Miles and Coltrane was starting to percolate through the jazz underground. In its heyday, Prestige was the only jazz label that could hold a candle to Blue Note. Prestige was always quick off the mark to record new artists, and in the years after Kind of Blue (1959) the label was quick to release some of the most innovative early explorers of the new style. Founded as New Jazz in 1949 by 20-year old jazz fan and entrepreneur Bob Weinstock, Prestige was the only other imprint besides Blue Note to capture the iconic jazz sounds of the 1950s, and like its rival it grew to be an icon itself. If Blue Note documented the sound of hard bop in its most carefully crafted and beautifully presented form, the low-key, jam-session approach that Weinstock preferred meant that the music captured by Prestige has a tough, unfiltered energy that was a lot closer to way it was being played live, night after night, by New York's most prominent jazz musicians. Featuring Afro-Eastern visions from Yusef Lateef and Ahmed Abdul-Malik, deep modal excursions from Mal Waldron and Walt Dickerson, and essential spiritual jazz grooves from Gary Bartz and Idris MuhammedSpiritual Jazz 10 documents the sound of modal jazz in full flight, unabashed and authentic from the pioneers! Also features Roy HaynesLatin Jazz Quintet, and Moondog.

Ahmed Abdul-Malik - Song of Delilah

Roy Haynes - Dorian

Latin Jazz Quintet - Rip a Dip

Roy Haynes - Modette

Walt Dickerson - Death and Taxes

Yusef Lateef - Love Theme from Spartacus

Moondog - Organ Rounds

Ahmed Adul-Malik - Summertime

Mal Waldron - Warm Canto

Idris Muhammad - Peace (Edit)

Gary Bartz - I've Known Rivers