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Hedonist Jazz - Black Jazz Records

Hedonist Jazz - Black Jazz Records

Playing tracks by

Gene Russell, Rudolph Johnson, Walter Bishop Jr., Henry Franklin, CHESTER THOMPSON and more.

Black Jazz Records was introduced to the public in the early 70’s by Mr. Dick Schory & Gene Russell. As A&R Mr. Russell recognized the need for a jazz music record label which would produce and distribute quality recordings targeted toward the growing market of African Spiritual Jazz.

In it's heyday, Black Jazz Records represented a new and fresh alternative to traditional jazz, embodying the spirit of the black/urban awakening of the civil rights period. During it's six year existence, the record label made a major impact on the jazz world, both domestically and in foreign territories.

The Black Jazz roster consisted of ten
superior instrumentalists and vocalists that included:

Gene Russell - Piano
Rudolph Johnson - Saxophone
Calvin Keys - Guitar
Walter Bishop, Jr. - Piano
Chester Thompson - Organ
Henry Franklin - Bass
Doug Carn - Piano, Organ, Keyboards
Jean Carn - Vocalist
Kellee Paterson - Vocalist
The Awakening - Instrumental Group



Dl pls!
Any MPS mixes?

Adam Kvasnica

Ou yeah! This is definitely my taste of music! Great tracklist...cheers from Slovakia, Mr. Linney!


Great Show! Black Jazz is always a treat!

Mark Robinson

Nice one Mr. Linney - a great label and some wonderful LP releases.


nice one mate. black jazz deserves a good bunch of shows to show case! quality label.

Andy Nolan



Nicely done, Michael. Happy New Year. DrJ


Man, have been waiting for a synopsis of Black Jazz like this for a long time... excellent! Has made a hungover party clean up very palatable indeed !


great compilation, welldone mate...


EXCELLENT AS USUAL...Thanks!!!! Xxxx