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 5Dec 8Nov 24Nov 17

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 24, 2003:Memory Select
Black Renaissance
4.Nov 18, 2002:Dollar Bin
Magic Ritual
2.Jan 03, 2003:Memory Select
Black Renaissance
5.Nov 15, 2002:Memory Select
Magic Ritual
3.Dec 06, 2002:Umami Select
Magic Ritual
6.Nov 12, 2002:No Cover, No Minimum
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