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Weldon Irvine was one of the most talented and influential artists of his era. Liberated Brother was his first album, originally issued on his own Nodlew label in 1972 in very limited quantities. An impressive showcase for Irvine’s skills as a songwriter, producer, and keyboardist, the collection boasts a rich array of musical textures, resulting in deep, spiritual, funky jazz with elements of soul and psychedelia. Innovative not only for its moody, nuanced jazz-funk sensibility, Liberated Brother also translates the strong passion of Irvine’s political and philosophical views into its grooves, creating music of rare sincerity and ambition.