Boomkat Product Review:
Reissued from 1972, this album from Philadelphian group Sounds Of Liberation breaks down boundaries between various sub-sections of jazz. Leading with the awesome 'Happy Tuesday', the album takes the inherent expressive freedom of jazz and incorporates funk, Eastern elements and, overwhelmingly, the influence of heavily layered percussion. "Formed in the early 70s, the Sounds of Liberation was a group of Philadelphia musicians made up of Byard Lancaster, Khan Jamal, Monnette Sudler, Omar Hill, Dwight James, Rashid Salim and Billy Mills. The Sounds of Liberation mixed jazz, funk, free jazz and spiritual jazz into a harmonious celebration of sound. With their infectious music they even found themselves playing long side Kool and the Gang at the 6th Annual Miss Black America pageant. An incredibly rare record reissued for the first time on CD and limited edition LP (LP contains downloadable coupon). This reissue was transferred and re-mastered from the original audio tapes and includes never before seen pictures."