The revered selector has compiled a selection of jazz and funk records from the Black Jazz archives.
Parrish, who's something of an authority on classic jazz and funk, follows the likes of Gilles Peterson and DJ Mitsu The Beats in overseeing a Black Jazz LP. Set for release on Snow Dog Records, the US selector has picked his favourite Black Jazz records from 1971 through '76. Four of his 12 selections come from Chicago outfit The Awakening. The compilation will be be released digitally, on CD and double-vinyl.
1. Doug Carn – Trance Dance
2. Gene Russell – My Favorite Things
3. The Awakening – March On
4. The Awakening - Convulsions
5. The Awakening - Jupiter
6. Calvin Keys – Criss Cross
7. Rudolph Johnson – The Highest Pleasure
8. Walter Bishop Jr. – Those Who Chant
9. The Awakening - Mirage
10. Calvin Keys – B.E.
11. Rudolph Johnson – Time And Space
12. Walter Bishop Jr. – Blue Bossa
Snow Dog Records will release Theo Parrish's Black Jazz Signature on August 20th, 2013.