THE AWAKENING - Mirage [lp] (Remastered, Insert With Liner Notes)

The Awakening

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Date of release: Jul 30 2021

The only 'group' on the Black Jazz roster, The Awakening today should be heralded as one of the great bands in early '70s jazz. That they're not is the result of the Black Jazz label's distribution woes; witness the fact that original copies of both of their records for the imprint command prices in the hundreds of dollars if you can find them at all. Mirage is their second (1973) album, the last one they made together; it boasts the same Chicago-based, AACM-centric line-up as the first, with the notable addition of bassist Rufus Reid on a couple of tracks. Spiritual jazz, free jazz, soul jazz, fusion jazz, you name it'The Awakening take all those threads common to early '70s African-American music and, like any great ensemble, weave them into a beautiful sonic garment that's greater than the sum of its parts. The Mirage is a bit less political/pan-African than Hear, Sense and Feel, its predecessor, which definitely owed some of its feel to the band's Art Ensemble of Chicago/AACM roots; this record is a little more abstract, a little more varied in its moods and textural coloring, yet no less powerful and transporting. Our Real Gone release represents the first time Mirage has been reissued on LP; it comes newly remastered (by Mike Milchner at Sonic Vision) and with new liner notes by Pat Thomas. A record to discover, savor, and treasure.
Side One 1. Mode for D.D. 2. The Ultimate Frontier 3. Just a Little Peace Side Two 1. Slinky 2. Mirage 3. Glory to the Sun 4. March On

1.Mode For D.D.
2.The Ultimate Frontier
3.Just A Little Peace
6.Glory To The Sun
7.March On

Vinyl release of The Awakening - Mirage [lp] (Remastered, Insert With Liner Notes). Released through Real Gone Music and available on LP.



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THE AWAKENING - Mirage [lp] (Remastered, Insert With Liner Notes) (LP)
Cat No: RGM1261
Barcode: 848064012610
Packaging: LP Regular
SKU 5322472
Barcode # 848064012610
Artist The Awakening
Shipping weight 0.5500kg
Format LP Regular

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