Various Artists - Freedom Jazz Dance Book II (2LP)
Schema - SC402LP
Extending the heritage left from the first chapter of the homonymous collection, Schema Records presents "Freedom Jazz Dance Book II". The concept comes from an idea of Luciano Cantone aiming at offering "New Standards" that can be understood and responsively absorbed by young generations. The title derives from a composition from Eddie Harris describes precisely the project's essence: the intuition of something overcoming hurdles laid by rigid market rules. From this, the artistic meaning of "Freedom", solidly founded in "Jazz", from which spawns subsequently the natural impulse to movement, manifesting in "Dance" in fact. With "swing" setting the right pathway without hesitation, the objective of the project remains to capture younger people inside the magic of Jazz. The only possible way it's organic: by leaving the music to free up the spirit within themselves.