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  • Kellee Patterson – Maiden Voyage
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    As purportedly the first Black-owned jazz imprint since the ‘20s, the Black Jazz label had its roots in the Black Power movement of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. But […]

  • Walter Bishop Jr. – Coral Keys
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    The first release on Black Jazz was by pianist and label producer Gene Russell; for the label’s second release, Russell chose another piano man of impeccable taste, Walter Bishop, Jr. […]

  • Calvin Keys – Shawn-Neeq
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    Calvin Keys’s 1971 debut album for the Black Jazz Records label announced the arrival of a new star in the jazz guitar firmament. Keys had spent the ‘60s backing up […]

  • Calvin Keys – Proceed With Caution
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    Bay Area jazz guitar legend Calvin Keys released his debut solo record, Shawn-Neeq, in 1971, and it remains one of the most beloved albums on the Black Jazz label. But […]

  • Doug Carn – Revelation
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    Aside from McCoy Tyner’s “Contemplation,” John Coltrane’s “Naima,” and René McLean sic McClean’s “Jihad,” Doug Carn himself takes the composing reins on this masterful 1973 release, which further [...]

  • Doug Carn – Infant Eyes
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    Keyboardist Carn’s 1971 debut record for Black Jazz introduced his stylistic wrinkle of adding lyrics to jazz classics like John Coltrane’s “Acknowlegement (A Love Supreme),” Horace Silver’s [...]

  • Chester Thompson – Powerhouse
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    With long-standing stints in Tower of Power and Santana, Chester Thompson just might be the most decorated and distinguished keyboardist in all of rock and R&B, let alone of the […]

  • Gene Russell – Talk To My Lady
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    In between acting as Producer on all of the Black Jazz label releases, keyboardist Gene Russell also cut two fine albums for the imprint, of which this is the second, […]

  • Rudolph Johnson – Spring Rain
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    Columbus, Ohio’s Rudolph Johnson drew comparisons to John Coltrane during his career; like the jazz legend in his later years, Johnson eschewed drugs or alcohol and spent his time every […]

  • Cleveland Eaton – Plenty Good Eaton
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    The jazz world lost a true legend when bassist Cleveland Eaton passed away in the Summer of 2020. This 1975 album, one of the real gems in the hallowed Black […]

  • Doug Carn – Adam’s Apple
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    Doug Carn made four records for the Black Jazz label, more than any other artist, and each one topped the previous release’s lofty standard. Adam’s Apple was his last (1974) […]

  • Rudolph Johnson – The Second Coming
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    The album title is apt, as this was saxman Rudolph Johnson’s second album for the Black Jazz label (and this reissue marks only the second time this 1973 album has […]

  • Walter Bishop, Jr’s 4th Cycle – Keeper Of My Soul
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    Keyboardist Walter Bishop, Jr. recorded the second album released by the Black Jazz label, Coral Keys, a masterpiece of Blue Note-style atmospherics infused with ‘70s soul-jazz. But a mere two [...]

  • Henry Franklin – The Skipper
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    Though it’s hard to pick a winner among the estimable Black Jazz catalog, this 1972 release from bassist Henry “The Skipper” Franklin would have to be near the top of […]

  • Henry Franklin – The Skipper At Home
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    What our staff has to say: “Total free jazz explosion” – Kobe Bassist Henry Franklin’s 1972 release for Black Jazz, The Skipper, is one of the highlights in a label […]

  • Gene Russell – New Direction
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    The first album released by the most sought-after label, bar none, among jazz collectors! And since keyboardist Gene Russell was at the artistic helm of Black Jazz, it was only […]

  • Gene Russell – New Direction
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    The first album released by the most sought-after label, bar none, among jazz collectors! And since keyboardist Gene Russell was at the artistic helm of Black Jazz, it was only […]

  • The Awakening – Hear, Sense & Feel
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    The Awakening were the only ‘group’ recorded by Black Jazz, for which they made two albums; those two releases happen to be among the most collectible in the label’s entire […]

  • Doug Carn – Spirit Of The New Land
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    Of all the artists who recorded for the Black Jazz label, keyboardist and composer Doug Carn was the most prolific, releasing four albums for the imprint. 1972’s Spirit of the […]