Meanwhile, Scott-Heron is receiving posthumous success on the jazz charts with a record of his material by the singer Giacamo Gates.
The Revolution Will Be Jazz: The Songs of Gil Scott-Heron is to show as No. 1 in the Aug. 29 airplay chart for the JazzWeek.com. (That’s according to a press release and chart attachment from the Savant record label. Jazzweek.com still shows the Aug. 22 chart with Gates’ Scott-Heron project at No. 27 for its first week listed.)
The Connecticut-based Gates covers Scott-Heron classics, including “Winter in America,” “Lady Day and John Coltrane” and “It’s Your World.”