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Say It Loud: Black-Pride Soul Jazz

Music by Lou Donaldson, Gil Scott-Heron, Freddie Roach, Jackie McLean, and others.

New tunes, new attitude: saxophonist Lou Donaldson was one of several jazz veterans to incorporate the black-pride message into his music.

As the black-pride movement gained momentum in the late 1960s and early 1970s, an increasing number of jazz artists began to incorporate the message into their music. We’ll hear records made by Lou Donaldson, Gil Scott-Heron, Freddie Roach, Jackie McLean, and others.

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