date 01.09.2021

shows / djs Ach

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category Jazz

IN THE SPIRIT – COMPLETE THE CIRCLE Ach’s late summer crop of essential black jazz music ...


Style: Jazz,  Spiritual Jazz, Latin Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Afrobeat

Ach’s late summer crop of essential black jazz music, some still fairly fresh releases, some recent reissues. — Essential Black Jazz. It starts with Brazilian flavor: Lloyd McNeill’s TZIGANE. Later, one of the last recordings by Burkina Faso native Amadou Balaké. Solid Afro Latin jazz comes with AFRA JUM by Francisco Mora. All framed by two musical gems: Kahil El’Zabar’s IN THE SPIRIT (featuring David Murray) and William Parker’s MOVE ON UP, his 11-minute homage to Curtis Mayfields. And at the center of the movement JUJU’s legendary poem NIA.

Tracks by Lloyd McNeill; William Parker; Amadou Balaké; Oneness of Juju; Francisco Mora; Kahil El’Zabar’s Spirit ft. David Murray.

First aired: ICH BIN EIN GANZ NORMALER TAG, Sunday, September 05, 2021 on ORANGE 94.0, 14:00-14-57 CET
(1) Lloyd McNeill; Tzigane (11:02); album: Tori, Baobab No. 2., Re-issued 2021 by Soul Jazz Records SJR LP487. (1978)
(2) William Parker; Move On Up (17:29); album: I Plan To Stay A Believer: The Inside Songs Of Curtis Mayfield, AUM Fidelity – AUM062/63-LP. All tracks recorded between 2001-2008. (2020)
(3) Amadou Balaké; Oyé Ka Bara Kignan (3:46); album: In Conclusion, Sterns Africa STCD1125 (2015)

(4) Oneness of Juju; Nia (Poem: Complete the Circle) (8:38); album: Chapter Two: Nia, Strata-East – SES-7420. Re-issued 2020 on „Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story 1975-1993“ (1974)
(5) Francisco Mora; AFRA JUM (11:53); album: Mora!, AACE Records ‎– 87-0001. RE 2021 Far-Out Rec. (1986)
(6) Kahil El’Zabar’s Spirit Groove; In The Spirit (5:01); album: Kahil El’Zabar’s ‚Spirit Groove‘ ft. David Murray, Spiritmuse Records SPM-KEZ003 (2020)