For once not a review, but an announcement.
The Italian jazz labels Black Saint and Soul Note have meant a lot for modern jazz history, were recently acquired by Cam Jazz and made a big part of their catalogue available on eMusic. This means that lots of older music, which was really hard to get is now available again : Leo Smith, Archie Shepp, William Parker, Steve Lacy, What We Live, Julius Hemphill, The World Saxophone Quartet, Andrew Cyrille, Anthony Braxton, Paul Bley, Dewey Redman, Oliver Lake, Andrew Hill, Jemeel Moondoc, John Lindberg, ... but also lots of Italians : Paolo Freso, Furio Di Castro, Gianluigi Trovesi, Enrico Pieranunzi, Tiziano Tononi ... All names of musicians who themselves have changed jazz and the history of music.
The initial Billy Harper record "Black Saint" (1975), with which is all started, is also available for download.
A treasure trove.
As Bill Shoemacher writes on the label's home page : "So, the clarion call – Black Saint & Soul Note Ride Again – is welcomed news for persons for whom jazz is a burning passion."
Go to eMusic : select label and check under Black Saint and Soul Note.