"This album was originally released by flute player Lloyd McNeill on his own private-press Asha Recording Company in Washington, DC in 1969. It is the rarest most in-demand of McNeill's albums and only 1000 copies were ever pressed and 'Washington Suite' has been an extremely rare serious collectors deep spiritual jazz album ever since, going for many hundreds of pounds at auction. African-American flute player Lloyd McNeill's self-distributed record label ran from 1968 - 73. Lloyd McNeill is a multidisciplinary artist - a painter who lived in Paris in 1965 and was a friend of Picasso, a musician who has worked with Nina Simone, Nana Vasconceles, Ron Carter, Cecil McBee and many more and a music anthropologist, poet and teacher. In the 1960s he was involved in the civil-rights movement and produced music for ballet, paintings and installations. 'Washington Suite' was composed for the Capital Ballet Company, Washington in 1970." (label info) very rare deep spiritual jazz album, originally released as a private press album in 1970 on flautist Lloyd McNeill's own Asha Record label in Washington, DC. First reissued (and long deleted) on Soul Jazz Records' Universal Sound sub-label in 2011 and now available as a newly digitally remastered edition on Soul Jazz Records' main label.
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2017| SOUL JAZZ RECORDS | 26.91

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