Doug & Jean Carn Black Jazz 50th, Theo Parrish
Proudly presented by JAW Family & Sound Signature
In collaboration Carhartt Work In Progress
BLACK JAZZ ALL STARS 50th live
Doug Carn | piano, organ, moogs, fender rhodes, voice
Jean Carn | voice
Calvin Keys | guitar
Henry Franklin | double bass
Michael Carvin | drums
Steve Galloway (from The Awakening) | trombone
DJ set (before the concert)
Theo Parrish | Nicole Misha | J.A.W Family
One of our absolute favourite labels ever & major musical influence of Theo Parrish is coming to Europe for Family Reunion with a stellar line up for two exclusive shows, celebrating 50 years of timeless music.
Black Jazz Records was founded in Oakland, California back in 1969 by jazz pianist Gene Russell as an alternative to traditional forms of jazz – including funk, free jazz and soul. This invoked a new and fresh alternative that embodied the spirit of the black/urban awakening of the civil rights period. The label existed for a short period until Russell’s passing in 1981. During that time, the label boasted a heavyweight roster of superior instrumentalists and vocalists such as Jean Carn, Kellee Paterson, Doug Carn, Henry Franklin, Rudolph Johnson, Calvin Keys or The Awakening to name but a few.
Doug & Jean Carn’s releases remain fan favourites amongst Djs, producers & record collectors worldwide and are widely considered spiritual jazz Anthems. In 1974 even Billboard Magazine noted that the duo outsold both Dave Brubeck and Ramsey Lewis. In later years Jean Carn would go on to become a successful R&B artist on the Philadelphia International Record label. The label’s music also became popular through samples used by hip-hop artists such as Ice Cube or A Tribe Called Quest with Henry Franklin’s & Calvin Keys‘ essential albums being the most sampled ones alongside Doug Carn’s four albums for the label.
In its short life, Black Jazz Records managed to capture not just the sound of a political movement but the heartbeat of the times and people as well.
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* Available via Resident Advisor | KOKA36
*Full Festival Pass (Berlin only) includes entry to Berlin Black Jazz All-Stars & Leroy Burgess concerts as well as multiple entry to weekender at Griessmuehle
*Family Reunion Weekender Pass (Berlin only) includes multiple entry to weekender at Griessmuehle over the three days