Black Jazz Signature
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Black Jazz Signature
Black Jazz Signature
Compilation album by
ReleasedSeptember 3, 2013 (2013-09-03)
LabelSnow Dog
Theo Parrish chronology
Sound Signature Sounds Vol. 2
Black Jazz Signature
American Intelligence
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Resident Advisor4.0/5[5]

Black Jazz Signature is a compilation album by American artist Theo Parrish. It was released through Snow Dog Records in 2013. The album features tracks from the 1970s record label Black Jazz Records.[7][8]

Critical reception

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 84% based on 5 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[1]

Steve Shaw of Fact gave the album a 4.5 out of 5, saying, "Black Jazz Signature captures a sheer flood of music, parts crashing and reforming around each other as they break away, jut out, drop back, or lace themselves around others."[4] Michael Harkin of XLR8R gave the album an 8 out of 10, saying, "the mix has the feeling of a continuous, subtly shifting jam that continually stirs and stimulates, much like Parrish's sets behind the decks."[6]

Resident Advisor placed it at number 5 on their list of the top 10 official mixes of 2013.[9]

Track listing

1."Trance Dance"Doug Carn8:32
2."My Favorite Things"Gene Russell4:40
3."March On"The Awakening5:29
4."Convulsions"The Awakening5:27
5."Jupiter"The Awakening6:21
6."Criss Cross"Rudolph Johnson5:46
7."The Highest Pleasure"Rudolph Johnson7:37
8."Those Who Chant"Walter Bishop Jr.7:35
9."Mirage"The Awakening7:58
10."B.E."Calvin Keys7:22
11."Time and Space"Rudolph Johnson7:25
12."Blue Bossa"Walter Bishop Jr.2:56


  1. ^ a b "Black Jazz Signature by Theo Parrish". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Theo Parrish's Black Jazz Signature - Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Perera, Nilan (August 20, 2013). "Theo Parrish: Theo Parrish's Black Jazz Signature". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ a b Shaw, Steve (August 27, 2013). "Theo Parrish's Black Jazz Signature: Black Jazz Records 1971-1976". Fact. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Lynch, Will (August 27, 2013). "Theo Parrish - Theo Parrish's Black Jazz Signature: Black Jazz Records 1971-1976". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ a b Harkin, Michael (August 21, 2013). "Theo Parrish: Theo Parrish's Black Jazz Signature: Black Jazz Records 1971-1976". XLR8R. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Coultale, Aaron (June 28, 2013). "Theo Parrish mixes Black Jazz Signature". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Sussman, Jesse (June 28, 2013). "Theo Parrish to Curate Black Jazz Compilation". XLR8R. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "RA Poll: Top 30 mixes / compilations of 2013". Resident Advisor. December 16, 2013. Retrieved 2018.

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