DJ and broadcaster Gilles Peterson tells the story of the record label that changed the face of jazz in the 70s, with founding fathers Charles Tolliver and Stanley Cowell joined by special guests including soul diva Jean Carne and master bassist Cecil McBee. Strata East occupies a seminal place in jazz mythology as the label that allowed the artist to take the lead, releasing landmark post-bop and afro-jazz records that broke the mould such as Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson’s 1974 masterpiece Winter in America.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Serious.

BBC 6 Music DJ Gilles Peterson tells the story of one of his favourite record labels – the artist-led Strata East which changed 70s jazz.

He will be joined by Strata-East’s founders, Charles Tolliver and Stanley Cowell, master bassist Cecil McBee and great tenor sax player Billy Harper and phenomenal drummer Alvin Queen.

Featuring special guest Black Records diva, Jean Carne, this concert will tell the story of the home of 1970’s post-bop, spiritual jazz and afro-jazz.


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