Carl B Stokes Oliver Nelson Phil Woods Hubert Laws - the mayor and the people – a black suite for string quartet and jazz orchestra

33.99 €
  • New or Used : original like new
  • Format : Vinyl LP Gatefold Gatefold
  • Grading cover / record : S / S  (?)
  • Label : Flying Dutchman
  • Pressing : FDS-130 - USA
  • Year : 1970
  • Quantity available : 1
  • Listed on 07/17/2019
  • Reference nº 3438611268

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A The Mayor And The People Press Conference 26:20
"A Black Suite For String Quartet & Jazz Orchestra" (17:47)
BA (A) Take This Hammer
BB (B) Precious Lord
BC (C) Sit Down
BD (D) Mother To Son
BE (E) I Too Sing America
BF (F) I Dream A World
BG (G) Paint It Black

Alto Saxophone – Phil Woods
Arranged By – Oliver Nelson
Drums – Grady Tate
Flute – Hubert Laws
Lyrics By – Gil Scott-Heron (tracks: BG), Langston Hughes (tracks: BC)
Orchestrated By – Oliver Nelson
Producer – Bob Thiele

Gatefold jacket.

An incredibly interesting record – and more of a spoken album than a jazz one, but it shares some great jazz work by Oliver Nelson too! The album's a loving tribute to Carl B. Stokes, the first black mayor of a major American city (Cleveland) – and it's one of the strongest in a series of African-American culture albums by the Flying Dutchman label at the time. Side one of the record features a press conference with Stokes, in which he outlines his ideas for revitalizing the Cleveland area. But even better is side two – which features a beautiful original composition by Nelson, entitled "A Black Suite For String Quartet & Jazz Orchestra", and which features recitations by Stokes of material by Langston Hughes and Gil Scott-Heron. The whole thing's great – extremely powerful and progressive, with tracks that include "Paint It Black", "I Too Sing America", "Mother To Son", "Sit Down", and "I Dream A World".


I use safe packaging material, cardboard for vinyl, aircushion foil / envelopes for cds to make sure everything arrives safe. vinyl is shipped outside of jacket. If you need extra insurance please ask for.
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