Spiritual Jazz

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Líderes: beezer_b y easterntrees
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Creado el: 30 May 2009
Jazz music took an amazing spiritual odyssey beginning at the end of the 1960s.

“During the year 1957, I experienced, by the grace of God, a spiritual awakening which has guided me to a richer, fuller, more productive life. At that time, in gratitude, I humbly asked to be given the means and privilege to make others happy through music. I feel this has been granted through His grace. ALL PRAISE TO GOD.”
-John William Coltrane, 1965

In 1965, John Coltrane, established at that time as one of the most respected names in contemporary jazz, released an album called A Love Supreme. It was conceived as a four-part devotional ode expressing not only Coltrane's love for God, but also serving as a bellwether of stylistic changes Coltrane was making in his music in order to not only use the music as a catalyst for the message, but to make them indistinguishable--to musically envelop the listener in God's love.

Over the next several years following Coltrane's death in 1967, many were profoundly influenced by the spiritual and musical direction of this record. A select few followed in its footsteps and created a jazz genre now known as "spiritual jazz" and sometimes "kozmigroov." Elements of it became associated with black nationalist movements and pan-African thought, spawning tiny independent record labels for distribution of both music and ideals.

...but you don't need to know any of that to feel the power of this music. Coltrane and many of his followers were far more successful in their goals than history presently remembers. Come listen with us and help change this.

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