Doug Carn

Spirit of the New Land (RGM-1082)

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1972

Spirit of the New Land

Doug Carn

Black Jazz

848064010821

LPS 161299

RGM-1082

JAZZ

1

LP 24,78 €

4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Pianist Doug Carn's second Black Jazz Records album, Spirit of the New Land (1972), poignantly reflected the state of affairs in black America through explicit lyrics sung by his wife Jean and through the expert musicians' responses to life-altering societal developments in a hopeful time when the slogan "Black Power" carried real meaning. The album is flush with riveting modern jazz, which often leans toward the spiritually-inclined music of the John Coltrane Quartet on the classic album My Favorite Things. With George Harper's flute in gracious agreement, Jean Carn draws beauty out of the Miles Davis ballad "Blue in Green."

PERSONNEL:

  • Doug Carn, leader, piano, organ
  • Jean Carn, vocal
  • George Harper, tenor & soprano sax
  • Charles Tolliver, flugelhorn
  • Garnett Brown, trombone
  • Earl McIntyre, tuba
  • Al Mouzon, drums

New York, 1972

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A:
  • 01. Dwell Like A Ghost
  • 02. My Spirit
  • 03. Arise And Shine
  • 04. Blue In Green
  • SIDE B:
  • 01. Trance Dance
  • 02. Search For The New Land
  • 03. New Moon