The Black Jazz label consistently turned out deep, independent jazz during the early 70's with top musicians and vocalists like Doug Carn, Gene Russell and Kellee Paterson . The originals are hard to come by and cost an arm and a leg, but represses began to pop up a few years ago. Last year Gilles Peterson put together his pick of the back catalogue, on a compilation that's well worth digging out. It's Theo Parish's turn with this album, and he finds more spiritual jazz that demands concentration and rewards with a deep sense of satisfaction and focus. Not a disco re-edit, but equally as sound to get as lost and immersed in as if you were out on floor.
Essential collection from a true master which will give you more than a glimpse of a great musicall mind. I'm all in favour of this current swing of producers / djs putting together compilations of material that has inspired their own unique voices. Check out Motor City Drum Ensemble to further enrich your collection!
I bought this because I am a serious fan of Theo's disco re-edits and because I am also a big fan jazz funk and fusion and I love straight jazz too. This is a collection of really leftfield, free form jazz that is not only undanceable but also poorly recorded. A good lesson in why not to buy impulsively.