2013 repress. "Having developed his skills amongst the cream of New York's hard bop players (jamming with John Coltrane and Jackie McLean), Eddie Gale helped ring in jazz's controversial new thing during the 1960s and 1970s on a series of influential releases. His inspired trumpet playing graced Cecil Taylor's Unit Structures, Larry Young's Of Peace And Love and a series of recordings and performances with Sun Ra's Arkestra. He also cut a pair of under-acknowledged soul-jazz influenced albums as a leader for Blue Note at the end of the '60s. The first Eddie Gale Blue Note LP Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music was released in 1968, produced by Blue Note founder Francis Wolff. A blend of funky grooves, a gospel street choir of singers, and late 60's free form freak outs. Recommended for fans of Sun Ra & Brother Ah, Coltrane's Love Supreme, and Max Roach's It's Time. The original vinyl LPs go for big bucks on Ebay, this is the first time this Blue Note album has ever been reissued. Remastered from the original master tapes. Original artwork."