JOHN SINCLAIR PRESENTS DETROIT ARTISTS WORKSHOP by VARIOUS ARTISTS

SKU125773
ArtistVARIOUS ARTISTS
TitleJOHN SINCLAIR PRESENTS DETROIT ARTISTS WORKSHOP
LabelSTRUT
Catalog #STRUT 158LP
Genre
ReleaseW 41 - 2022
FormatVinyl - UK2LP
EAN Barcode4062548049688
Import
 € 31,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. John Sinclair introduction / Yusef Lateef – Happyology
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/strut_158lp_john_sinclair_presents_detroit_artists_workshop/01_john_sinclair_intro_-_yusef_lateef_happyology_clip.mp3
  2. Donald Byrd – Christo Redentor
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/strut_158lp_john_sinclair_presents_detroit_artists_workshop/02_christo_redentor_clip.mp3
  3. Donald Byrd – Blackjack
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/strut_158lp_john_sinclair_presents_detroit_artists_workshop/03_black_jack_clip.mp3
  4. Detroit Contemporary 4 – Effi
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/strut_158lp_john_sinclair_presents_detroit_artists_workshop/04_effi_clip.mp3
  5. Detroit Contemporary 4 – The Promise
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/strut_158lp_john_sinclair_presents_detroit_artists_workshop/05_the_promise_clip.mp3
  6. Bennie Maupin Quartet – Water Torture
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/strut_158lp_john_sinclair_presents_detroit_artists_workshop/07_water_torture_clip.mp3
  7. Ron English - Bees
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/strut_158lp_john_sinclair_presents_detroit_artists_workshop/08_bees_clip.mp3
  8. Teddy Harris – Passion Dance
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/strut_158lp_john_sinclair_presents_detroit_artists_workshop/09_passion_dance_clip.mp3
  9. Lyman Woodard – Déjà Vu
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/strut_158lp_john_sinclair_presents_detroit_artists_workshop/10_deja_vu_clip.mp3
  10. Lyman Woodard Organisation – Help Me Get Away
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/strut_158lp_john_sinclair_presents_detroit_artists_workshop/11_help_me_clip.mp3

Description

Heavy!!  Strut and Art Yard present the culmination of a 5-year project researching the archives of author, DJ and activist John Sinclair with the first ever retrospective of the influential Detroit Artists Workshop spanning 1965 to 1978. 
A revelation for any fan of jazz, featuring previously unreleased recordings by Byrd, Moore, English, Woodard, Bennie Maupin and Teddy Harris accompanied by extensive sleeve notes from John Sinclair, Robin Eichele and Herb Boyd. All tracks are remastered from the original tapes by Technology Works.

“In the mid-‘60s, Detroit was nowhere,” explains Sinclair. “A decaying jazz scene, no community of poets, painters or writers so a group of young Detroit artists, most of us students at Wayne State University, got together in the late Summer of 1964.” Led by Sinclair and trumpeter Charles Moore, the Artists Workshop Society was formed as a co-operative community, drawing upon the resources of every participating individual in order to perpetuate itself. They began to provide spaces in Detroit for musicians to rehearse and to promote live concerts showcasing a range progressive jazz artists across the city. 
 
Between the mid-‘60s and the early ‘80s, Sinclair amassed a huge archive of recordings from the Workshop concerts featuring Detroit residents like Moore’s Contemporary 5, Ron English and Lyman Woodard alongside many other US jazz luminaries including Donald Byrd, Sun Ra Arkestra and Herbie Hancock. Dormant in the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Brooklyn for many years, Strut and Art Yard began their research into the archives in 2017.  

 

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