Basra, by Pete La Roca

1965 was a stellar year for Blue Note records. The label had been consistently releasing great jazz albums since 1939, focusing on bebop and later hard bop in the late 1950s. In the 1960s the label found a new breed of musicians who blended these styles with new freedom and outward looking perspectives. Alongside albums by the label’s established artists … Continue reading Basra, by Pete La Roca