History Of Spiritual Jazz: 1955-2012

In the final hours of Black History Month, I urge you to explore this marathon 12-hour Spiritual Jazz mix compiled by Black Classical. It’s a historical journey of Spiritual Jazz stretching from 1955-2012. This mix originally appeared on NTS Live, an online radio station based in London with studios in Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Manchester.

The catalog features recognized pioneers Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Gil Scott-Heron, Herbie Hancock, and Pharoah Sanders in addition to South African songstress Letta Mbulu and Brazilian percussion genius Airto. The cuts are deep and the mix is a crate diggers paradise.

Roy Campbell/Joe McPhee: Music Is The Healing Force
Fred Stone: Theme From Laurence Of Arabia
Fred Stone: Elissa
Bob Thiele: Lament For John Coltrane
Bob Thiele: Love Supreme
Dwight Trible: In The Beginning God
Massimo Urbani: Quartet Dedication To Albert Ayler
Elvin Jones: Love Supreme
Massimo Urbani Quartet: Dedication To John Coltrane
Family Of Percussion: Circulus Aquae
Sunday Palaver: Last March
Blackclassical Remixes Sarah Webster Fabio
1. My Own Thing
2. Echo Of Rain
3. Crossfire
4. I Would Be For You Rain
Cheikh Tidiane Fall: African Spiritual Soldier
Cheikh Tidiane Fall: African Ancestrial Piece
Sarah Webster Fabio: Turn From Love
Sun Ra: Antique Blacks
Soloman Iria: Prayer
David S Ware: Theme From The Stargazers
Karmu Daahoud: Deep River In Her Voice
Kahn Jamal: Drum Dance To The Motherloade
Mor Thaim: Return Of The Fisher King
Pyramids: Anomawa
Pyramids: Birth Speed And Merging
Pyramids: Lalibela Suite
Pyramids: Speed
Pyramids: King Of Kings
Pyramids: Indigo
Pyramids: Ya Ke Ya Ke
Pyramids: Land Of The Eternal Nile
Herbie Hancock / Don Cherry / Mtume Kawaida
Pyramids: Queen Of Spirits
Brother Ah Sweet Illumination
Jj Clayton: Fragments
Jef Gilson: Malagasy
Sam Rivers: Topaz
Edward Vesala: Call Of The Sea
Oracy: The Weight Don’t Make Things No Lighter
Warren Smith: Echora
Richard Abrahams: Degrees And Levels Of Light
Sun Ra: Mayan Temples
Amir Bakra: I Love Music
Amir Bakra: Black Mass Excerpt
Don Rendell: Space Walk
Warren Smith: Ann Of Nizgh
Infinate Sound: Spain
Infinate Sound: Ocean
Babatunde Lee: Lion’s Walk
Infinate Sound: Ocean (Reprise)
Griot Galaxy: Necrophillia
Griot Galaxy: After The Dream
Griot Galaxy: Dragons
Dizzy Reece: Nirvana
Dizzy Reece: Possession
Dizzy Reece: Crisis
Carlos Garnett: Black Nile
Carlos Garnett: Dawid
Griot Galaxy: Khamti Noblia
Two Banks Of Four: One Day
Cheikh Tidiane Fall: Few Maka Black Snow
Terumassa Hino / Mal Waldrom: Reminiscence Suite
Build An Ark: Nature
Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth: Black Survival
Edward Vesala: Wind
Milton Marsh: Everlasting
Organic Music Society: Brazilian Ceremonial Hymn
Muhal Richard Abrams: How Are You?
Don Cherry: Relativity Suite Part 1
Organic Music Society: Manuscha Raga Kamboji
John Coltrane: Welcome
John Coltrane: Om
Karmu Daåhoud: Poem For Our Majestic Ancestors
Les Oubliés De Jazz Ensemble: Nigger/Ur/Ah Musician
Nobuo Hara: Sharps And Flats-Sohran Bushi
Babs Robert & Love Planet: Extra Pol Action (Ice Cream ’70)
Charles Tolliver’s Music Inc: Ruthie’s Heart
Dinamitri Jazz Folklore: Kongo Bells
Amiri Baraka: There Really Was An Africa Poem
Masahiko Togashi: The Beginning
John Coltrane: Dearly Beloved
Dave Lee Jr: Spirit Voices
Eddie Gale: It Must Be You
Bruce Johnson: Rainstorm/Calm/Peace
Donald Alexander Strachan And The Freedom Ensemble: Song For Searching
Cozzi Anatz: Hortus
Philip Cohran And The Artistic Heritage Ensemble: Black Beauty
Azar Lawrence: The Beautiful And Omnipresence Of Love
Sun Ra: When There Is No Sun (Horo)
Roland Kirk: Spirits Up Above
Doug Hammond: Dat’n
Imamu Amiri Baraka: Chant
Pharoah Sanders: Red, Black & Green
Alice Coltrane: Universal Consciousness
Ornette Coleman: Trouble In The East Pt 1
Pharoah Sanders: Creator Has A Master Plan
Ornette Coleman: Trouble In The East
Don Moye: Black Paradlisia
Michael White: Preytude
Marion Brown: Karintha (Poem From Cane)
Black Artist’s Group: Sweet Street Song
Alice Coltrane: Galaxy Around Satchidananda
Sun Ra: When There Is No Sun (Live)
Emil Richards: Journey To Bliss Part 3
Alice Coltrane: A Love Supreme
Albert Ayler: Change Has Come
Marion Brown: Karintha Part 2
Pharoah Sanders: To John
John Coltrane: A Love Supreme, Pt. 1 Acknowledgment
John Coltrane: A Love Supreme, Pt. 4 Psalm
Roach Om: A Poem For Lost Souls
John Tchichai: Afrodisiaca
Last Poets: Invocation
Pheeroan Ak Laff: Michelle Del
Marion Brown: Flute Song
Lightmen: Free As You Wanna Be
Joe Mcphee: Scorpio’s Dance
Hannibal: Sunrise Forest
Hamiet Bluiett: Ayana Nneke
Sonny Murray: Suns Of Africa Pt Ii
Khan Jamal: Pure Energy
William Norwood: Look At Teyonda
Eddie Gale: The Coming Of Gwilu
Eddie Gale: Song Of Will
Eddie Gale: Understanding
Eddie Gale: Fulton Street
Eddie Gale: Walk With Thee
Eddie Gale: The Gleeker
Eddie Gale: Look At Teyonda
Eddie Gale: The Rain
Piano Choir: Almoravids
Jayne Cortez: I Am New York City
Oneness Of Ju-Ju: Introduction
Gill Scott Heron: Peace Go With You Brother
George Russell: Events Iv
Earth Wind And Fire: Energy
Muriel Winston: Song For Daddy
Build An Ark: Key To The Universe
Cheikh Tidiane Fall Few Maka: Diom Futa
Akira Miyazawa: Bull Trout
Brother Ah Sound Awareness: Beyond Yourself
Heath Brothers: Smilin’ Billy Suite
Heath Brothers: Maimouna
Sarah Webster Fabio: I Would Be For You Rain
Cecil Mcbee: A Feeling
Cecil Mcbee: Voice Of The 7Th Angel
Clifford Jordan: 872
Ensemble Al-Salaam: Music Is Nothing But A Prayer
Ensemble Al-Salaam: The Sojourner
John Betsch: Ra
George Russell: Part Ii Events
Stanley Cowell: Lullabye
Pharaoh Sanders: Prince Of Peace
Brother Ah: Love Piece
The Descendants Of Mike And Phoebe: Attica
Shamek Farrah/Sonelius Smith: The World Of Children
The Descendants Of Mike And Phoebe: Two Songs For A Boy Named Mark
Haki R. Madhubuti Medasi: Pyramids To Projects
Letta Mbulu: Sunrise
Southern Freedom Arkestra: Love Is Where The Spirit Lies
Don Cherry: Malukans
Watts Prophets: My People I’ll Stop Callin You Nigger
Don Cherry: Daisy Mckee
Don Cherry & Eternal Orchestra: Penderecki Actions
Stanley Crouch: Ain’t No Ambulances For No Nigguhs Tonight
Don Ellis: Mirror Pond Of Stars
Lester Bowie: Amina
Marc Levin: Twilight Dance
Nathan Davis: Poem For Martin Luther King
Dave Lee Jr: The Freedom Bells
Roy Campbell Pyramid Trio: Imhotep
Barma Village Poet: Blackman My Brother
Mombassa: Kenia
Mombassa: Holz
Barma Village Poet: Social Narcotics
Art Blakey: Elephant Walk
Horace Silver: Message From Kenya
M’boom! Re-Percussion
Mike Knock: Underground
Coalition: Kenya’s Horizon
Hannibal: Revelation
Airto: Encontro No Bar
Art Ensemble Of Chicago: Certain Blacks

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