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Black Art Jazz Collective - Armor Of Pride (2018)

Black Art Jazz Collective - Armor Of Pride (2018)

Black Art Jazz Collective - Armor Of Pride (2018)
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Contemporary Jazz, Post Bop, Hard Bop | HighNote Records #HCD 7313


The Black Art Jazz Collective's mission statement celebrates African-American cultural and political icons. At the core is a modernism that conjures up the classic bands of Art Blakey and acoustic Miles Davis. But with the contemporary soul-fueled solos and locked-in rhythm the band is more likely to launch into a counterpoint riff or the spacious funk of hip-hop than the svelte lines of a classic walking bass. The Black Art Jazz Collective delivers strong original tunes and purposeful, form-hugging improvisation that keeps things looking forward rather than back. And with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt on ebullient form, and saxophonist Wayne Escoffery's muscularity contrasting with the tenderness of James Burton III's trombone, the focus never becomes diffuse or wavers.

The Black Art Jazz Collective was founded in 2013 by saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and drummer Johnathan Blake, with bassist Dwayne Burno added shortly thereafter, and further expanded by trombonist James Burton (III) and pianist Xavier Davis. The group's first performance was Dizzy's Club Coca Cola in April, 2013. Sadly, Burno died in December of that year, and was eventually replaced by Vicente Archer. The avowed purpose of the group is to celebrate Black culture, particularly jazz, but also politics, while remembering earlier masters of the art form.





Track List:

01. Miller Time [7:25]
02. Armor of Pride [6:53]
03. Awuraa Amma [6:47]
04. The Spin Doctor [4:57]
05. And There She Was, Lovely as Ever [3:17]
06. Pretty [5:20]
07. When Will We Learn [5:19]
08. Black Art [5:27]

Personnel:
Wayne Escoffery - tenor saxophone
Jeremy Pelt - trumpet
James Burton III - trombone
Xavier Davis - piano
Vicente Archer - bass
Johnathan Blake - drums
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