18 May 2008
HASTINGS STREET JAZZ EXPERIENCE
Hastings Street Jazz Experience for Midnite Records from 1976.
A truly fabulous Big Band album of spiritual jazz from Detroit with a thirty plus member line up featuring Tribe and Strata East stalwarts such as Phil Ranelin,Miller Brisker and Nasir Hafiz plus guest vocalist Kim Weston of Motown fame.
From the sleeve notes:
The Hastings Street Jazz Experience was founded in 1972 by musicians Ed Nelson,Dedrick Glover and Charles Miles.Miller Brisker and Ed Nelson,who is percussionist on on all of the compositions,have to be seen as the driving force both musically and from a production standpoint.The musicians on this date all agree that without their energy and persistence the album would never have been finished.Miller Brisker,whose solo on Ja -Mil firmly demonstrates his lyricism and his ability to swing,is also the founder of the Detroit Jazz Composers Ltd which is responsible for all the compositions rendered here.It is especially rewarding to hear Teddy Harris Jnr,Nasir Hafiz and and Herbie Williams.
Herb Boyd - Centre for Black Studies Jazz Research Institute
Ripped @320 from vinyl.