Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Race Riot Suite (2011)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 46:08 min | 97,3 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: The Royal Potato Family
For its 21st album, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey reaches into the dark annals of its hometown's history and emerges with the masterwork: Race Riot Suite. Written, arranged and orchestrated by the band's lap steel guitarist Chris Combs, the album is a long-form conceptual piece that tells the devastating story of the 1921 Tulsa race riot–a real estate-driven ethnocide occurring under the guise of citizen-dispensed justice. The oil-elite, civic government and local press colluded to take advantage of a racially tense climate in Jim Crow-era Oklahoma, resulting in the death of hundreds of black Tulsans and the destruction of the entire Greenwood city district.