Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Doug Carn - Revelation

During the seventies, the West Coast based Black Jazz Records released a number of amazing records that consistently invoked both political and spiritually inspired tones, melodies and messages. The independent jazz label was founded in 1971 by Dick Schoryl and pianist Gene Russell as a supportive and creative outlet for artists like Calvin Keys, Doug Carn, Walter Bishop Jr., Henry Franklin, The Awakening, Rudolph Johnson and others. Even though the label existed only for six years, Black Jazz Records impressively released about 20 LP's, before unfortunately dissolving shortly after Russell's death in 1976.

Here are a few of my favorite selections off of Doug Carn's Revelation album, released by Black Jazz Records back in 1973. The entire album has a heavy spiritual jazz feel that includes a powerful vocal presence from Doug's then-wife Jean Carn. An overall brilliant recording that I highly recommend checking out.

Doug Carn feat. Jean Carn - Time Is Running Out

Doug Carn feat. Jean Carn - Jihad

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