Elsewhere Art . . . militant free jazz

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Elsewhere Art . . . militant free jazz

As Elsewhere has noted a few times when dealing with the albums and the topic, most of the militant black free jazz albms of the late Sixties/early Seventies came out on small independent labels with limited runs.

As a consequence many of these albums have disappeared although if you were lucky enough (as Elsewhere was) you could sometimes find them in secondhand record shops.

So when the Soul Jazz label reissued a bunch of tracks by the likes of Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, Mary Lou Willimas and others, Elsewhere was all over it. This was freedom music by angry players so it was fuelled by rage and energy.

Hence this deliberately confrontational image with guns, defiance and a city in flames.

You can read the article it was used with at Elsewhere here.

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