Black Renaissance - Mind, Body and Spirit LP
Led by Harry Whittaker, Black Renaissance recorded this LP in 1976, only to find it essentially bootlegged in Japan. Really, it's a long story... What you need to know is that this is one of the great spiritual/avant-jazz LPs of its day. Think Pharaoh Sanders, Sextant-era Herbie, Art Ensemble, Gil Scott-Heron, etc. A beautiful combo of blaring horns, thunderous percussion and spiritual chants.