During the 1940s and 1950s Hastings Street was the epicentre of black cultural life in Detroit, hosting the likes of John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, and Duke Ellington. In 1959 the street fell victim to the city’s booming automobile trade when it was demolished to make way for the Chrysler Highway. In 1972 the Hastings Street Jazz Experience were named to commemorate the street’s place in the city’s cultural history, and this spiritual jazz LP became a highly sought-after rarity of the genre.
Hastings Street Jazz Experience – Detroit Jazz Composers Ltd. (Midnite Records, 1976)
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