Black Rhythm Happening

Today’s show is the first in a series of what some call “Spiritual Jazz.” Let’s call it Black Rhythm Happening after Eddie Gale’s brilliant album of the same name. I’ve been obsessed with Don Cherry lately, everything from his early days with Ornette Coleman to his later hip-hop and noise electronic albums, most especially his Organic Music Society years. This is everyday listening, late night early morning listening. Sunday morning devotional music that happens every day of the week. There’s just way too much great music to play and I want you to really get zoned and seek the space inside the vase (so to speak), so these are special 2.5 to 3-hour shows. Be well and big love. [cover art Untitled 1967 by Moki Cherry]

Sun Ra Arkestra . Swirling . Seductive Fantasy . Strut . 2020

Pharoah Sanders . Village of the Pharoahs . Village of the Pharoahs (pt 1-3) . Impulse! Records . 1973

Don Cherry . Organic Music Society . North Brazilian Ceremonial Hymn . Caprice Records . 1972

Don Cherry . S/T (a.k.a. Brown Rice) . Brown Rice . EMI Music Italy . 1975

Don Cherry . Om Shanti Om . Dissolution . Black Sweat Records . 1976/2020

Maleem Mahmoud Ghania w/ Pharoah Sanders . The Trance of Seven Colors . Salet Anbi . zéhra . 1994/2020

Eddie Gale . Black Rhythm Happening . T/T . Blue Note . 1969

Alice Coltrane . Journey in Satchidananda . Shiva-Loka . Impulse! . 1971

Philip Cohran and the Artistic Heritage Ensemble . S/T . Unity 69 . Katalyst . 1965

Kuumba-Toudie Heath . Kawaida . T/T . O’Be Records . 1975

Kelan Phil Cohran & Legacy . African Skies . White Nile . Captcha Records . 1993/2010

Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes . Expansion . Desert Nights . Flying Dutchman . 1974

John Coltrane . The Olatunji Concert . Ogunde . Impulse! . 1967/2001

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