Released in 1968 on JCOA Records Format: LPx2, includes 12″ booklet
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Released in 1961 on Impulse Records Format: LP
Released on Capitol Records in 1969 2000 Pressing Format: LP
Released in 1973 on Blue Thumb Records Format: LP, Quadrophonic Pressing
Kamasi Washington and his band The Next Step, pick up where their forefathers and mothers left off by making spiritual jazz that respects the jazz canon without getting stuck in the past. This album ranges from free to groovy to melodic without losing sight of its mission. The inclusion of such a large band, an orchestra, a choir, and even a turntablist allows an infinite, colorful array of tonal and dynamic possibilities.
“The music in this album is dedicated to creating a better world; a world without war and killing, without racism, without poverty and exploitation; a world where men of all governments realize the vital importance of life and strive to protect it rather than destroy it. We hope to see a new society of enlightenment and wisdom where creative thought becomes the dominant force in all people’s lives” – Charlie Haden