Black Renaissance / Body, Mind and Spirit
Album: Body, Mind and Spirit   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Black Renaissance   Added:Aug 2002
Label:Ubiquity Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-11-11 Pull Date: 2003-01-13 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jan 5 Dec 8 Nov 24 Nov 17
Airplays: 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 11, 2023: Music Casserole
Magic Ritual
4. Dec 06, 2002: Umami Select
Magic Ritual
2. Jan 24, 2003: Memory Select
Black Renaissance
5. Nov 18, 2002: Dollar Bin
Magic Ritual
3. Jan 03, 2003: Memory Select
Black Renaissance
6. Nov 15, 2002: Memory Select
Magic Ritual

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2002-11-22
Classic "soul-jazz" album from 1976, never officially released. Awesome stuff -- two long tracks that get a nice groove going and stack some free-jazz solos on top (Woody Shaw on trumpet! Azar Lawrence on sax!) and some poetry. Celebratory, psychedelic, grooving, free.

Recorded on Jan. 15 as a tribute to Martin Luther King.

1- Coolly funky intro. Nice sax and trumpet solos early on, and occasional blasts of mystic/beat poetry exclamations. Warm, grooving, comforting.

2- Faster piano groove, bright energetic sax solo early on. Some high-energy poetry as well. Awesome!

Track Listing
1. Black Renaissance   2. Magic Ritual