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Roy BROOKS & THE ARTISTIC TRUTH

Live At The Montreaux / Detroit Jazz Festival, 1983

Label: Sagittarius A-Star

Format: Vinyl LP

Genre: Jazz

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An overlooked performance from Roy Brooks and his legendary Artistic Truth ensemble – recorded back in Detroit in the early 80s – and smoking with the energy of a lost 70s spiritual jazz session! The group's got a leaner feel here, and even more fire than on some of Brooks' other sessions of the period – especially on the solos, which really stretch out boldly – especially on piano from Geri Allen, and trumpet from Rayse Biggs! Other group members include Vincent Bowens on tenor and flute, Marion Hayden on bass, Sundiata Keita on percussion, and of course Roy himself on drums and percussion. Side one features the burning "M'Jumbe", and side two features "MOPE", and "Afro-Centric" – both great too!

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Cat. number: SAS 23
Year: 2012
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Previously unreleased. Recorded live at the Montreaux/Detroit Jazz Festival, Detroit, 1983