February 1, 2019
With Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson and more.
Jazzman has announced the ninth instalment in its Spiritual Jazz compilation series, focusing on music from iconic label Blue Note.
Released in two parts this March, each on double vinyl, Spiritual Jazz 9: Blue Notes Part 1 and 2 includes 19-tracks released by the label during the mid-late ’60s.
A majority of the music was recorded between 1964-1966 at producer Rudy Van Gelder’s studio.
Though Blue Note made its name releasing genre-defining hard-bop records throughout the ’50s and ’60s, Jazzman’s selections explore wider influences, from afro-jazz to psychedelic soul.
Spiritual Jazz 9 features music by 13 artists including vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, trumpeters Freddie Hubbard and Eddie Gayle, and percussionist Igbesi Aiye.
It follows previous instalments which explored spiritual jazz from Japan as well as Islam.
Spiritual Jazz 9: Blue Notes, Part 1
A1. Bobby Hutcherson – Verse
A2. Pete La Roca – Basra
B1. Wayne Shorter – Footprints
B2. Elvin Jones – At This Point in Time
B3. Andrew Hill – Poinsettia
C1. Eddie Gale -The Rain
C2. Duke Pearson – Empathy
C3. Bobby Hutcherson – Searchin’ the Trane
D1. Duke Pearson – The Phantom
D2. Freddie Hubbard – Assunta
Spiritual Jazz 9: Blue Notes, Part 2
A1. Joe Henderson – El Barrio
A2. Jackie McLean – Plight
A3. Duke Pearson – Cristo Redentor
B1. Wayne Shorter – Indian Song
B2. Hank Mobley – The Morning After
C1. Pete La Roca – Malaguena
C2. Freddie Hubbard – Blue Spirits