The Awakening – Mirage (Black Jazz)

The Awakening’s second album on the legendary Black Jazz Records. Originally released in 1973, ‘Mirage’ is a sprawling masterpiece of spiritual jazz which takes in the whole spectrum.
Effortlessly the Chicago sextet jumps between Hard Bop, Jazz-Funk and Free Jazz whilst still retaining a surprisingly consistent sound throughout, its a banger! Sadly, for me, I only own the CD of this one but don’t fear diggers, my birthdays coming up! Heres my favourite jams…