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Rare Spiritual Jazz funk Masterpiece reissue for the first time ever Worldwide with the original 4 page booklet
“Winds of Change” is generally compared to the Strata East style of jazz
Jothan Callins had played with Olatunji in the late 1960s, he both joined The Sun Ra Arkestra and founded his own Sounds of Togetherness. The incarnation of the band featured on this 1975 New York recording includes Cecil McBee, Norman Connors, Joseph Bonner, and Roland Duval.
Released as a one and done on Triumph Records, there is a little information about Callins and almost nothing about the sessions. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Callins played with a long list of luminaries, was an educator and obtained his Masters degree at the University of Pittsburgh (where Nathan Davis directed the jazz studies program). He established the Birmingham Youth Jazz Ensemble (BYJE) in addition to becoming the first Jazz Artist in Residence in the Birmingham Public Schools. At the time this record was released, Callins was teaching in NYC.
Under exclusive licence from Amadi Aziliwe
Composed By, Trumpet, Bells – Jothan Callins
Bass – Cecil McBee
Congas, Percussion – Roland Duval
Drums, Percussion – Norman Connors
Piano, Tambourine – Joseph Bonner
Engineer – Frank Kulaga
Illustration – Taiwo Duwal
Original release on Triumph Records 006