IF MUSIC PRESENTS YOU NEED THIS: AN INTRODUCTION TO BLACK SAINT & SOUL NOTE RECORDS (1975 TO 1985) COMPILED BY JEAN-CLAUDE
Cited by some as Italy’s answer to Blue Note, Black Saint and Soul Note have together amassed a massive back catalogue and this selects ten of the choicest cuts from between 1975-85. Founded by Giacomo Pellicciotti (producer of Enrico Rava’s seminal “Katcharpari” album), Black Saint scored a home run with it’s very first release: Billy Harper’s 1975 “Black Saint” LP, the follow-up to his much lauded “Capra Black” album on Strata-East. Following the blueprint laid down by iconic Italian jazz imprint Horo, Black Saint started life catching recording sessions with American artists as they passed through Italy on tour, as well as releasing Stateside recordings. If you’re already a fan of these labels, you should delight in Jean-Claude’s selections, while if you’ve never come across these jazz jewels from Lombardy / Italy, this compilation will surely blow you away.
- Don Pullen feat. Sam Rivers - Joycie Girl
- Enrico Rava - Il Giro Del Giorno in 80 Mondi
- Hamiet Bluiett - Oasis
- John Stubblefield - Confessin'
- Henry Threadgill’s Air - B.K.
- Billy Bang Sextet - The Nagual Julian
- M'Boom - Mr Seven
- George Adams & Dannie Richmond - Joobubie
- Rava String Band - Verde Que Eu Te Quero Ver
- Archie Shepp - Down Home New York