12 Hours of Spiritual Jazz to Listen in Infinite Loop

Jazz music originated in the black communities of New Orleans, Kansas, St. Louis. Officially, jazz started in the 20Th century, but its roots are much older. This art form evolved from religious traditions inherited from the African people.

Although black slaves were often forbidden of expressing their art and music, the African tradition assimilated elements of the white North-American tradition. The meshing of the two cultures culminated in what is now known as Jazz.

The intersection of music with black tradition and spirituality were explored by the NTS radio, from London. They put together a list of 12 hours of Spiritual Jazz, a “Black Classical”, defined as “Themed and comprehensive voyages into the depths of jazz from the mind of Black Classical.”

The list is divided in four parts and includes John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Gil Scott-Heron, Herbie Hancock, and pianist and poet Sun Ra.

Black Classical — History of Spiritual Jazz — Part 1
Black Classical — History of Spiritual Jazz — Part 2
Black Classical — History of Spiritual Jazz — Part 3
Black Classical — History of Spiritual Jazz — Part 4

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