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Joe McPhee: Nation Time

Joe McPhee is often in danger of being at the other pole of what happens to influence without depth and impact without complete understanding of why the paradigmatic expression emerged in the first place. It is ironic that the title of this CD, Nation Time, and the first piece carry a phrase that I first introduced as a political statement animated by the Black Liberation Movement. The phrase was most visible when it was projected by the 1972 National Black Political Convention in Gary, Ind., and subsequently as the title of a Word-Music album.

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