Straight Ahead

The Charles Lloyd Quartet – Journey Within

Style: Post-Bop, Spiritual Jazz

Moods: Sunny, Warm, Flowing, Bright, Spiritual, Searching

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Improvisation, Modal, Instrumental, Live

Instrumentation: Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Drums, Piano, Upright Bass

James Newton – James Newton

Style: Chamber-Jazz

Moods: Elegant, Peaceful, Airy, Flowing, Mellow

Musical Qualities: Polyphonic, Improvisation, Technical, Melodic, Soft


James Newton – Flute; John Blake – Violin; Anthony Davis – Piano; Slide Hampton – Trombone; Billy Hart – Drums; Jay Haggard – Vibraphone; Cecil McBee – Upright Bass

Kahil El’Zabar’s America the Beautiful

Vibe: Anthemic, Communal, Uplifting, Colorful, Celebratory, Spiritual, Mournful, Healing, Bittersweet

Musical Qualities: Improvisation, Thematic, Percussive, Acoustic, Lush, Instrumental

Instrumentation: Percussion, Drums, Trumpet, Keyboard, Piano, Cello, Upright Bass, Violin, Baritone Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Flute, String Quartet

Style: Spiritual Jazz

Sathima Bea Benjamin – Windsong

Personnel: Sathima Bea Benjamin – Vocals; Kenny Barron – Piano; Buster Williams – Upright Bass; Billy Higgins – Drums

Style: Vocal Jazz, Spiritual Jazz, Ballads, Traditional

Vibe: Healing, Flowing, Warm, Airy, Spiritual, Soothing, Sombre, Heartfelt, Elegant, Uplifting, Bittersweet, Intimate, Morning, Peaceful, Reflective, Rootsy, Sentimental,

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Soft, Improvisation, Slow, Polished, Lyrical, Lush

George Russell – Outer Thoughts

Released in 1975 on Milestone Records Compilation featuring tracks recorded between 1960 and 1962 that were originally released on albums such as Ezz-Thetics and Stratusphunk Format: LPx2