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Theo Parrish
Theo Parrrish's Black Jazz Signature

Snow Dog Records / Black Jazz

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- The Analog Vault // Essential Listening -

Black Jazz Signature is a compilation mix album was released in 2013 by Snow Dog Records, and features tracks from 1970s record label Black Jazz Records. Black Jazz Records was an independent jazz record label founded in Oakland, California by jazz pianist Gene Russell and percussionist Dick Schory. The label was created to promote the talents of young African American jazz musicians and singers, and released twenty albums between 1971 and 1975. Some of the more notable artists to record for Black Jazz Records were Cleveland Eaton, former bassist for Count Basie and Ramsey Lewis, and pianist Doug Carn, whose four albums were the most successful of any Black Jazz artist.

Snow Dog Records acquired Black Jazz Records in 2012, and began re-issuing the albums as its first project. The remastered albums included new liner notes and previously unpublished photographs as part of it's offering. Black Jazz Records was also known for its unique album cover concept, which was copyrighted by the label. The concept included a design that allowed the title to be shown regardless of how the albums were positioned in the browsing rack at record stores. All of the albums had white lettering on a black background, with the liner notes and personnel listed in the same place on each of the labels releases.

This LP version is unmixed. Arguably one of the world's most important underground dance music producer / DJs Theo Parrish lends his hands to selecting and mixing a set of jazz and funk records licensed from and originally released on the Black Jazz label 1971-1976. World-renowned for his DJ sets and remixes/productions, this Chicago-raised artist is near impossible to pigeonhole. Revered by a wide spectrum of dedicated music fanatics, he is known for his otherworldly DJ sets, and his serious approach to DJing as an art form.

This compilation is an exhilarating listen and the perfect reflection of Black Jazz Records’ singular musicians, Black Jazz Signature is a record you will probably keep and return to for life. — (via Label)


Label: Black Jazz Records, Snow Dog Records
Format: 2x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Repress
Country: Japan
Released: 2020 / Original Release: Apr 22, 2013
Genre: Jazz
Style: Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk

File under: Jazz Compilations