Jazz Amnesty

Jazz Amnesty Sound System – #13 “Black Lives Matter”


Ever since African people were forcibly brought to North America they have worked hard to attain ‘Black Liberation’ from the provocative stance of White American racism.

This generational racism has been faced in every sector of our society and has created a cultural inferiority complex akin to a form of psychological genocide. In the 21st century we are still struggling against the racists structures of globalization, police brutality and an ever expanding prison system. White corporate America was founded on injustice and inequality, and until the government fesses up to its crimes against African-Americans the future of Black Liberation will have to be fought out on activist terrains.

Jazz music has always been at the forefront of this movement. This is a collection of outspoken musical voices expressing their feelings about the need for equal rights and opportunities without distinction of colour, race, gender, or spiritual beliefs. BLACK LIVES MATTER!


The Descendants Of Mike And Phoebe – Attica | Strata-East (1974/2017)
The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach – Haitian Fight Song | Fantasy / Debut / Prestige (1964/1972)
Albert Dailey – Bittersweet Waltz | Columbia (1972)
Iceberg Slim – Mama Debt | ALA (1976)
Steve Reid – Long Time Black | Mustevic Sound / Universal Sound (1976/2001)
Roy Brooks & The Artistic Truth – Black Survival-Here And Now | Im-Hotep Records / Universal Sound (1974/2012)
Archie Shepp – African Drum Suite | Impulse! (1973)
Carlos Garnett – Black Love | Muse (1974)
Duke Edwards & The Young Ones – Black Elephant | Prestige (1968)
The Universal Messengers – Black Is So Bad | Turbo Records / Barnyard (1970)
Malcolm X – Human Rights And Civil Rights | Ethnic Records (????)
Miles Davis – Black Satin | Columbia (1972)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Blacknuss | Atlantic (1972)
Emmery Lee Joeseph Evans, Jr. – We Must Love Black People | ALA (1969)
Phil Ranelin – The Time Is Now For Change | Tribe / Hefty Records (1974/2001)
Kahil El’Zabar’s The Ritual with Billy Bang & Malachi Favors – Return Of The Lost Tribe | Sound Aspects Records (1987)


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Jazz Amnesty

Jazz Amnesty

The Jazz Amnesty Sound System (a.k.a. J.A.S.S.) are a couple of deep jazz heads from Montreal named Andy Williams & sweet daddy luv.