Mastered by Kevin Gray - MIL00006 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - Pressed at QRP
The LP will have a limited-edition worldwide run of 1,000 copies, complete with a Jazz Dispensary "AUTHORIZED DEALER” window cling
Gary Bartz’s Harlem Bush Music: Uhuru was recorded in late 1970 and early 1971 at Decca Studios in New York, and it takes his music in a decidedly political direction. I spent that period in college in inner-city Detroit (where Joe Henderson had matriculated ten years earlier), and the sounds of this LP provide vivid recall of that time and place. Andy Bey provides vocals, more poetry than song, and if you know Abbey Lincoln’s vocals on Max Roach’s We Insist!, you know what to expect. With backing from Ron Carter, Nat Bettis and Harold White, the session is crisp in sound and delivery. Unlike the Henderson session, the recording engineer managed to create an excellent soundstage despite the overdubbing, and this recording is among the best-sounding from the Milestone catalogue (and there are many well-recorded Milestones titles). The foldout cover is exceptionally beautiful. For me, this is an essential title Sound 4.5/5 Music 4.5/5 The Audio Beat
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Features the transcendent "Celestial Blues"
Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Tip-on gatefold jacket w/ included Jazz Dispensary window cling
Featuring 180-gram vinyl pressed at Quality Record Pressings from lacquers cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and housed in a one-pocket old style tip-on gatefold jacket, this is the definitive version of the Gary Bartz NTU Troop's Harlem Bush Music - Uhuru. This righteously grooving mixture of jazz, funk, soul, and searching rhythms proves an essential and politically relevant entry in the canon of timeless jazz recordings.
1. Blue (A Folk Tale)
2. Uhuru Sasa
4. Celestial Blues
5. The Planets