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    John Sinclair Presents Detroit Artists Workshop
    Artist
    Various Artists
    Label
    Strut
    Catalogue Number
    STRUT158D
    Release Date
    October 14, 2022
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      Available: October 14, 2022

    Strut and Art Yard present the culmination of a 5-year project researching the archives of author, DJ and activist John Sinclair with the first ever retrospective of the influential Detroit Artists Workshop spanning 1965 to 1978.

    “In the mid-‘60s, Detroit was nowhere,” explains Sinclair. “A decaying jazz scene, no community of poets, painters or writers so a group of young Detroit artists, most of us students at Wayne State University, got together in the late Summer of 1964.” Led by Sinclair and trumpeter Charles Moore, the Artists Workshop Society was formed as a co-operative community, drawing upon the resources of every participating individual in order to perpetuate itself. They began to provide spaces in Detroit for musicians to rehearse and to promote live concerts showcasing a range progressive jazz artists across the city.

    Between the mid-‘60s and the early ‘80s, Sinclair amassed a huge archive of recordings from the Workshop concerts featuring Detroit residents like Moore’s Contemporary 5, Ron English and Lyman Woodard alongside many other US jazz luminaries including Donald Byrd, Sun Ra Arkestra and Herbie Hancock. Dormant in the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Brooklyn for many years, Strut and Art Yard began their research into the archives in 2017.

    This first compilation of Detroit Artists Workshop is a revelation for any fan of jazz, featuring previously unreleased recordings by Byrd, Moore, English, Woodard, Bennie Maupin and Teddy Harris accompanied by extensive sleeve notes from John Sinclair, Robin Eichele and Herb Boyd. All tracks are remastered from the original tapes by Technology Works.

    Digital Tracklist

    1. 1 Introduction / Happyology (Sound Of Detroit Radio Show, 1978) John Sinclair Intro / Yusef Lateef 4:06
    2. 2 Cristo Redentor (Live in Detroit, 1978) Donald Byrd 5:51
    3. 3 Blackjack (Live in Detroit, 1978) Donald Byrd 4:18
    4. 4 Effi (Live in Detroit, 1965) Detroit Contemporary 4 featuring Charles Moore, Ron English and Stanley Cowell 8:42
    5. 5 The Promise (Live in Detroit, 1965) Detroit Contemporary 4 featuring Charles Moore, Ron English and Stanley Cowell 8:44
    6. 6 Three Flowers Charles Moore 8:06
    7. 7 Water Torture Bennie Maupin Quartet 8:56
    8. 8 Bees Ron English featuring Lyman Woodard 10:16
    9. 9 Passion Dance Teddy Harris 7:34
    10. 10 Déjà Vu The Lyman Woodard Organisation 5:55 Buy

      Déjà Vu

    11. 11 Help Me Get Away The Lyman Woodard Organisation 5:00
    12. 12 Cheeba The Lyman Woodard Organisation 10:38

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Strut and Art Yard present 'Detroit Artists Workshop' released on 14th October 2022. A culmination of a 5-year project researching the archives of author, DJ and activist John Sinclair with the first ever retrospective of the influential Detroit Artists Workshop spanning 1965 to 1978.

This first compilation of Detroit Artists Workshop is a revelation for any fan of jazz, featuring previously unreleased recordings by Byrd, Moore, English, Woodard, Bennie Maupin and Teddy Harris accompanied by extensive sleeve notes from John Sinclair, Robin Eichele and Herb Boyd. All tracks are remastered from the original tapes by Technology Works.

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