The Detroit Jazz Collective Tribe Profiled

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

As with Black Artists Group in St. Louis and The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in Chicago, Tribe was born from a shared desire for community, and the struggle for self-determination among its members. The first two LPs on the Tribe label, 1972’s A Message from the Tribe and Harrison’s Evening with the Devil, released the same year, were recorded from a series of concerts presented at Detroit Institute of Art, and featured jazz and poetry centered around social issues of the day. A third version of A Message from the Tribe, released in 1973 and featuring Harrison and Ranelin alongside a collective of musicians from Metro Arts including Marcus Belgrave, mixes spiritual soul jazz and contemporary fusion with socially conscious lyrics delivered by Jeamel Lee.