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David Murray Octets on Black Saint

Read "David Murray Octets on Black Saint" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

Younger jazz fans may be only dimly acquainted with the Italian record labels Black Saint and Soul Note, but during their prime in the 1980s both labels released jazz that was adventuresome and challenging without losing touch with tradition. As such, the imprints offered a compelling middle way between the major label output of the time ...

Black Saint / Soul Note

Read "Black Saint / Soul Note" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Very few among us emerged from the '80s with our dignity intact. But for the Black Saint (and its associated Soul Note) record label, the last half of the decade formed its golden period, when from 1984 to 1989 it won the Down Beat critics poll for “Best Label" and “Best Producer" and established itself as ...