Hastings Street Jazz Experience
Detroit Jazz Composers Ltd.
Classic private-press deep spiritual Jazz album originally released in Detroit, USA 1976
Now available for the first time ever on CD as an exquisite Jap-style deluxe box-edition and obi, exact reproduction digitally remastered CD in stock now!
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Superb collectors edition very limited deluxe (1000 copies worldwide ) VINYL release on Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound. This album is cut as an EXPANDED DOUBLE ALBUM at 45RPM and is extremely loud! Pressed on bespoke 180gsm remastered audiophile vinyl, comes with japanese-style obi strip and thick card sleeve.
This extemely rare Detroit Jazz Composers Ltd's album was originally released locally in Detroit in 1976, and has been digitally remastered. The deep underground jazz scene that existed in Detroit in the 1970s has proved to be a rich mine - full of hidden gems, lost classic recordings, small-cottage run collectively-run record labels, and spiritually aware and conscious music and artistry.
Alongside the Tribe Records musicians' collective of Phil Ranelin, Wendell Harrison and Marcus Belgrave, Detroit was also home to Kenny Cox and Charles Moore's Strata Records, who released music by Maulawi, Lyman Woodard and Kenny Cox. There were also many other tiny bespoke labels releasing radical and progressive music from the city's underground scene. The Detroit Jazz Composers Ltd's Hastings Street Jazz Experience is one such classic lost deep spiritual jazz album.
Perhaps more significantly Detroit jazz music connected to the city's own musical bag, be it the soul of Motown or the proto-punk of the MC5 or The Stooges - Strata Records' Charles Moore played with MC5 and White Panther/MC5 manager John Sinclair was a key figure in the Detroit Artists Workshop for jazz musicians in the 1960s.
The Detroit Jazz Composers Ltd. is a one-off collective coming together of many of Detroit's superb jazz musicians together with one of Motown's finest soul singers, Kim Weston, alongside a full orchestra and choir - and is one of the most spiritually uplifting set of recordings you will ever hear.