Sounds of Liberation (LP)
Label: Dogtown Records
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Fronted by alto maestro Byard Lancaster, this eponymous 1972 recording from the Philadelphian spiritual jazz / funk ensemble marks another wonderful release from Dogtown Records.
Formed in the early 70s, the Sounds of Liberation was a group of Philadelphia musicians made up of Byard Lancaster, Khan Jamal, Monnette Sudler, Omar Hill, Dwight James, Rashid Salim and Billy Mills. The Sounds of Liberation mixed jazz, funk, free jazz and spiritual jazz into a harmonious celebration of sound. With their infectious music they even found themselves playing long side Kool and the Gang at the 6th Annual Miss Black America pageant. An incredibly rare record reissued for the first time.
Re-mastered from the original vinyl transfer done by Porter Records in 2010 – gatefold cover with liner notes from Francis Davis paying tribute to his dear friend Byard Lancaster. Manufactured by Brewerytown Beats LLC – Pressed at Gotta Groove records in Cleveland, Ohio. Covers made by Stoughton Printing in City of Industry, CA. Includes Japanese style obi strip.
Cat. number: DGTWN-03