New Direction

£ 21.99


The first album released from the most sought-after label, bar none, among jazz collectors! Black Jazz was started by keyboardist / producer Gene Russell for Dick Schory's Ovation Records. Active from only 1971 to 1975, and reputed to be the first jazz label started by an African-American since Sunshine Records in 1921,

Black Jazz sought to expand minds as well as hearts, releasing spiritual, socially conscious music that explored such burgeoning genres of the era as funk, soul jazz, and free jazz. New Directions by label founder Russell. Oft-bootlegged, with original copies commanding princely sums, set the tone for the entire label with its modal and soul jazz explorations.

Black Orchid
Hitting The Jug
Willow Weep For Me
Listen Here
On Green Dolphin Street
Silver's Serenade
My Cherie Amour
Making Bread
Format: LP
Label: Black Jazz Records
Catalogue numbers: BJ/1

Distributed By-Scorpio Music
Pressed By-Rainbo Records
Phonographic Copyright (p)-Ovation Records
Published By-Charling Music
Published By-Savoy Music
Published By-Bourne Co.
Published By-Hargrove
Published By-Feist
Published By-Ecaroh Music
Published By-Jobete
Published By-Tagger
Designed At-Ray Lawrence

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Matrix / Runout-A4RS-3424
Matrix / Runout-A4RS-3425
Matrix / Runout-3972 BLACK-JAZ1-1 A S-102606
Matrix / Runout-3972 BLACK-JAZ1-1 B S-102607
Rights Society-ASCAP
Rights Society-BMI
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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