James Tatum - Contemporary Jazz Mass & Live at the Orchestra (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:19:21 | 181 MB
Genre: Jazz, Soul Jazz, Modal Jazz, Spiritual Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Jazzman Records
James Tatum's stunning, spiritualised Contemporary Jazz Mass is one of the only true jazz masses ever released. Inspired by Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts, Tatum's masterwork was recorded on its first ever performance at St Cecilia Church in Detroit, and released on his own private label in 1974. Professional music educator and jazz composer Tatum had been working as a teacher in Detroit, and in the long aftermath of the 1967 riots he had started to instruct local children music in St Cecilia's. The Church commissioned the mass in 1972, and Tatum put together an ensemble of singers from within the church, backed by his own trio and local jazz musicians.