9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 6 July 2012
This is WLS'magnum opus,a 4.5 hour series of pieces remembering the struggle for Civil Rights,and commemorating some of those involved.Some familiar names,some I'd not known before--after all,I'm British,not black,and not steeped in the American history of this period.I knew of Medgar Evers from Bob Dylan,Rosa Parks from news broadcasts of the day,MLK because he was an inspiration to all but the most prejudiced of people,etc.
It is a great jazz cd set,maybe that should be GREAT,as it is one of those that will live with you,and resonate for a long time.
I had thought David S Ware was the last hope for American jazz,but this is one of the outstanding releases of ALL TIME.
If you're open minded,open your wallet too,and get this.
I'd call it an essential.