2009 two CD compilation. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and the civil rights movement of the 1960s loom large as self-determination, economic power and musical freedom led to revolutionary Jazz artists finding new paths - both musical and economic. Concurrent with the emergence of the counter culture and underground Rock movement in the 1960s and years before the D-I-Y cultural revolution of Punk in the 1970s, Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and others 'took control' of their own work by recording, releasing and distributing their own music themselves. This double disc set features many hidden gems of records made on very small run cottage-industry Jazz labels from this period - the original DIY. records! Soul Jazz.