The deep-dive into Black Jazz Records’ catalogue continues! Real Gone Music has announced new CD and vinyl reissues of Roland Haynes’ only album, 2nd Wave, due on October 23. The hard-to-find album features notable jazz sidemen like the ace rhythm section composed of drummer Carl Burnett (whose credits include Cal Tjader, Vince Guaraldi and Gene Harris and The Three Sounds), and bassist Henry ‘The Skipper’ Franklin (who’s recorded with Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Hugh Masekela, and many others). The star of the album, though, are the dual Fender Rhodes keyboards played by Haynes and Kirk Lightsey. That unique blend gives Second Wave a sonic fingerprint that still sounds special today.
With original pressings long out of print and almost impossible to track down, this reissue is most welcome. Real Gone Music promises to deliver, with music remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision, and LP lacquer cut by Clint Holley and Dave Polster at Well Made Music. New liner notes have been penned by Pat Thomas, author of Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975, drawing from conversations with drummer Burnett and bassist Franklin.
There will be some exclusive vinyl color variants to look out for, as well. Vinyl Me, Please has announced a special transparent orange with black swirl edition limited to just 500 copies. Meanwhile, Real Gone Music’s online storefront is offering a clear with black swirl color variant, limited to only 100 copies. These are sure to sell out quickly so place your orders with the links below!
Roland Haynes, 2nd Wave (originally Black Jazz Records LP BJQD/19, 1975 – reissued Real Gone Music, 2020)
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop
LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop
LP clear with black swirl: Real Gone Music Online Store
LP transparent orange with black swirl: Vinyl Me Please
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