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Life Force Jazz & Blues Compilation by Various Artists

Life Force Jazz is a non profit organization promoting the art of jazz at every level. Based in San Francisco, Life Force assists musicians in promotion of their recorded work.

This sampler was produced a few years ago and is still available and is a worthwhile purchase for fans of contemporary and mainstream jazz. The CD contains a full 18 tracks of some very nice material.

Included are appearances by Woody Shaw, Eddie Gale, Ray Drummond, Jimmy Witherspoon, Tom Harrell, Ralph Penland, Eddie Henderson, Eddie Harris, Jake Sampson, Terrell Otis, Harold Acey, Phil Ranelin, Delores Pierce and many, many more.

As this is truly a sampler of all the neat stuff that Life Force offers, it is quite diverse in musical styles. For that reason, I'll decline to give the CD a "star" rating. I can tell you that I enjoyed it personally.

This organization is to be admired for their efforts in exposing the jazz fraternity to the music we all love so much.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Various Artists
  • CD Title: Life Force Jazz & Blues Compilation
  • Year Released: 1996
  • Record Label: Life Force Records
  • Rating: Five Stars
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