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Martin Dumas Jr
Attitude, Belief and Determination / Nonstop To The Top

If you already own Martin Dumas Jr’s Attitude, Belief and Determination / Nonstop To The Top on wax, then you could be rich, as original copies are deeply rare. The tune is great though, so it’s a good thing that the BBE’s Limited Private Wax 12” Series has repressed it, remastered and with the original artwork.
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  • BBE

Prince
Sign 'O' The Times

Look people, this is literally Sign ‘O’ The Times by Prince. Arguably this is the purple one at the very peak of his hit-making powers. This Warner Bros reissue doesn’t appear to be remastered, and doesn’t come with a brace of demos / live tracks / whatever. It just makes an über-classic album available on wax again. Double LP.
  • Vinyl Double LP (0075992557719)
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Prince and the Revolution
Purple Rain (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)

Seriously exciting stuff here for Prince fans: as well as a remastered version of the deeply classic album Purple Rain, the CD versions of this reissue also include a whole disc of contemporary tracks from the great one’s immense and closely guarded archives, which haven’t even been bootlegged before! Revel in the rarities. On Warner Bros.

Kokoroko
Kokoroko

Kokoroko are part of London's current jazz scene as documented on the We Out Here compilation. Their self-titled EP, also on Brownswood Recording, captures the band as it effortlessly blends jazz with afrobeat and soul to create something utterly vibrant. They are lead by Sheila Maurice-Grey and her wonderful trumpet playing. 
  • Vinyl 12" (BWOOD199)
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Charles Bradley
Changes

Charles Bradley, the Screaming Eagle of Soul, began his incredible journey from being down-and-out to soul singing sensation with his debut album No Time For Dreaming in 2011. Appearances at Glastonbury and on Later...With Jools Holland have only seen his stock rise higher. Changes is his third album and is named after the Black Sabbath track he covers with an emotional intensity that only Charles Bradley can.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Elysian Spring
Glass Flower

French jazz from the late sixties is an underappreciated niche. Mais pas ici at Norman Records. Imagine the heartfelt joy we felt when our kind amis at Le Très Jazz Club announced their repressing of Elysium Spring’s cult classic, Glass Windows. Finally, these soft and gentle jazz tones will be available to a wider audience. Best not sleep on this one, it might not be around for too long.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Amy Winehouse
Back To Black

Back To Black was the second and final album by Amy Winehouse. It was regarded as a classic pretty much upon on its release. Here she found her ideal musical partner in Mark Ronson whose soulful production was the perfect backdrop to her incredible voice. Contains Rehab, Love Is A Losing Game and Tears Dry On Their Own.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Sons of Kemet
Burn

Burn was the debut album from soon-to-be-massive and soon-to-be-Mercury nominated afro-jazz many piece Sons of Kemet. Burn itself was nominated for a Mobo award but the band only really started turning heads with their third album Your Queen Is A Reptile. Now is your chance to re-listen to where the fun all started. On lovely vinyl of course. 
  • Vinyl LP (NAIMLP201)
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

D'Angelo
Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar is the debut album by R&B singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist D’Angelo. It was originally released in 1995 and was critically warmly received and commercially successful being certified platinum in the USA. D’Angelo went on a self-imposed hiatus after this, waiting five years before releasing his masterpiece, Voodoo.
  • Vinyl Double LP (4724081)
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Don Cherry
Brown Rice

Imagine having a name as cool as Don Cherry! Anyway, Eagle Eye’s dad and Neneh's stepdad wasn’t just cool by name, he played a mean jazz trumpet too. Brown Rice is a 1975 album that fuses jazz, rock, indian, African and Arabic sounds. What’s more it features Charlie Haden on wah-wah bass! Reissue LP on Blue Note.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Joe Armon-Jones
Turn To Clear View

Joe Armon-Jones has featured in the bands Ezra Collective and Mr. Jukes. He is known for his keyboard skills and adding a distinctly jazz flavour to club sounds along with R&B, hip-hop and p-funk. His latest solo outing, 'Turn To Clear View', sees him nodding in the direction of Herbie Hancock and Mad Scientist. Regular collaborators Oscar Jerome, Moses Boyd and Nubya Garcia contribute.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Adrian Younge Presents Venice Dawn
Something About April

Why not sit down and play the sample-spotting game with Adrian Younge’s album Something About April? You might recognise catchy fragments used elsewhere by Jay-Z, 50 Cent or DJ Premier, a fact that indicates the kind of psychedelic swinging soul that Younge produces. This is the deluxe, limited LP reissue of the album, on Linear Labs.

The Family Daptone / The 100 Knights Orchestra
Hey Brother (Do Unto Others) / Soul Fugue

Who can resist the sheer soul power of the Daptone label and it’s potent roster of acts? This here is their one hundredth 45’ release, and they’ve gone for a big special blow-out to celebrate. The top musicians from across the label’s many bands all pile in together, for a big vocal tune on the A-side and an orchestral instrumental on the B. Major one-off stuff.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Bobby Oroza
This Love Instrumentals

An instrumental version of Bobby Oroza’s already much-beloved debut album 'This Love', originally released earlier in 2019. Teaming up with production team Cold Diamond & Mink, the record built on Oroza’s 2016 underground hit ‘This Love’, yielding a collection of minimalist musical constructions spanning soft-rock balladry to skeletal soul and funk, with Oroza’s low-key croon sitting atop the mix. 
  • Vinyl LP (BCR076LPC1)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Various
Negro Folklore From Texas State Prisons

'Negro Folklore From Texas Prisons' is a collection of worksongs, spirituals, blues and recited poems known as ‘toasts’ recorded by American folklorist Bruce Jackson. The songs were recorded in 1964 in prisons Jackson visited. The range of songs he collected make this collection a must for any music historians, whether it be your job or just your hobby.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

PYJÆN
PYJÆN

London-based jazz-fusion quintet PYJÆN present their self-titled debut album, having toured hard thusfar in 2019 at festivals and prestigious spots in the capital. Rooting their sound in classic funk and jazz sounds going back as far as the ‘20s, PYJÆN also embraces contemporary hip-hop aesthetics. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Sons Of Kemet
Lest We Forget

The British jazz resurgence continues apace in 2019, with the popularity of Sons Of Kemet’s sophomore album Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do necessitating a vinyl re-print. Receiving the nomination for Best Album of the Year in 2015 from Gilles Peterson just like its predecessor Burn, Shabaka Hutchings’ outfit carried on their blistering form. 
  • Vinyl LP (NAIMLP218)
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Buddy Collette Septet
Polynesia

Good old Trunk records, always finding the unusual and the bizarre. It's almost impossible to describe this latest discovery which seems to have been born by a need to connect the jazz of Buddy Collette with the oriental studies of A. I. Groeg which form the basis of the narratives that accompany the music. The result is unusual one part jazz album, one part tone poem. The album has been impossible to find, only turning up on rare bootlegs over the years. Now is your chance to own it on vinyl. 
  • Vinyl LP (JBH082LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

The Comet Is Coming
Death To The Planet

You'd struggle to find a more damningly-titled record as Death To The Planet by The Comet Is Coming here at Norman Records. But surprisingly its contents are not quite as doom-ridden as you'd perhaps expect; its jolty four tracks are crammed with trumpet solos, squelch synths, edge-of-your-seat beats and anything else that goes.

The Comet Is Coming
Prophecy

The Comet Is Coming is a fun new project from some heads that you might know: yes, that saxophone is indeed from Shabaka Hutchings of Melt Yourself Down! He’s supported by synths and drums, making for a danceable, cosmic energy blast. The Prophecy EP, the first taste we’ve had of the group, is out on The Leaf Label.

Sydney
Ode To eSwatini

Bristol-based beatmaker and artist Sydney returns with a new seven-track mini-album, inspired by a trip to the African state formerly known as Swaziland. Ode To eSwatini was the result of a collaboration with local musicians Ralph Smit and Mwesigwa Kisaakye, and mixes deep house, hip-hop beats and jazz textures. 

Charles Bradley
Black Velvet

Despite the sad passing of both Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, the music of Daptone lingers on and here we get a posthumous collection of recordings by soul man Charles Bradley. It is a celebration of his entire career but is now shallow 'best of' delving into unknown corners of his back catalogue and containing unheard recordings made at sessions for all three of his studio albums. Lovingly compiled, there's a big box set too with bonus 12" and assorted ephemera. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Bobbi Humphrey
Blacks and Blues

A classic jazz-funk wedge gets reissued by Blue Note. Bobbi Humphrey is the name on the front of 1973's Blacks And Blues, and her sprightly flute playing and confident leadership gives these soulful, strutting fusion pieces the chutzpah they need to shine. However, the success of Blacks And Blues owes much to both Humphrey’s band and producers The Mizell Brothers - one half of whom (Larry Mizell) composed these numbers.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Neal Francis
Changes

Stunning contemporary funk and soul from this recently sober Chicago musician. The first record he was given as a child was a Dr John LP so it's easy to see what his influences are. It's no surprise then that Changes has elements of New Orleans blues, gospel ish soul and 70's lowdown rock and roll within its grooves. Add this in to a storied history of alcohol and drug addiction and long recovery Neal Francis obviously has a point to prove and has created a passionate, soulful album steeped in the past but looking forward to what might be ahead.   

Saul
Murmurations

Barney Whittaker and Jack Stephenson-Oliver formed Saul to express their love for garage, jungle and broken beat. With the aid of Brother Portrait and Poppy Ajuda it was presented in the form of the new wave of London Jazz. Murmurations EP will suit your front room as much as it does the club. On Rhythm Section International.

Konstrukt & Ken Vandermark
Kozmik Bazaar

Kozmik Bazaar sees Turkish free jazz group Konstrukt collaborate with Chicago jazz musician Ken Vandermark for a third time. Vandermark has played with pretty much everyone in the jazz world including Peter Brotzmann, Alex Dorner and Mats Gustafsson, to name but a few. Kozmik Bazaar starts from a familiar enough place by referencing Ornette Coleman before taking itself to a psychedelic place way beyond what most people would consider to be jazz.

David Porter
Victim Of The Joke?...An Opera

It has to be said that cover art is pretty important to how a record is received. Imagine if Marvin Gaye's What's Going On looked like that? David Porter's 1971 solo album should not be underestimated though. He had already had a great career at Stax co-writing hits like Soul Man with Isaac Hayes. Here he infuses his pop soul moves into a concept album in which he adds in dialogue to tell the story of a love affair. It's been sampled all over the place with Wu-Tang Clan and Madlib amongst others finding loops within its grooves. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Art Ensemble Of Chicago
Tutankaman

The Art Ensemble Of Chicago’s influential 1969 debut LP Tutankhamun gets the reissue treatment. A milestone in all things free and avant, this record marked the start of one of the most influential legacies in jazz. This ORG Music version includes the two essential ‘Tthinitthedalen’ entries that didn’t make the cut on the original pressing.
  • Vinyl LP (0711574837113)
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Art Blakey
Indestructible

Legendary jazz drummer Art Blakey - a genre stalwart who worked with icons such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk - released one of his very finest records with his band the Jazz Messengers in 1966, also his final album for the Blue Note label. Indestructible now gets a vinyl re-issue, 53 years on. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Miles Davis
Rubberband

Rubberband was supposed to be the first album Miles Davis recorded for new label, Warner Bros in 1985 following his departure from Columbia. The tapes were left to gather dust and Tutu was released. Following completion work in 2017 and an EP taster version released for record store day, the full album is now being released. It features vocals from 12-time Grammy nominee Lidisi and Donnie Hatahway’s daughter, Lalah and drums by legendary percussionist, Steve Reid.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Jaimie Branch
FLY or DIE II: bird dogs of paradise

Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise is the second album by American jazz trumpeter and composer Jaimie Branch. It is the follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2107 instrumental offering, Fly or Die. On her second album we hear her sing for the first time as she adds social commentary to her music. She counts Miles Davis, Don Cherry and Axel Dörner among her influences.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Jackie Shane
Any Other Way / Sticks and Stones

Soul legend William Bell wrote the song Any Other Way. It was taken up by Bostonian Jackie Shane - a transgender pioneer - who recorded the song, originally a mournful break-up song as the lyrics suited her need for a gay liberation anthem. It was originally released in 1962 - the same year William Bell cut his version in Memphis. B/w Sticks and Stones.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Various
The Jazz Room compiled by Paul Murphy

Jazz is everywhere right now but if you want a nice Giles Peterson-approved place to bed down for the afternoon with some new and old sounds try this new compilation of selections by veteran Paul Murphy. A long time jazz expert and DJ, Murphy selects a series of mostly upbeat danceable jazz mixing contemporary sounds with some classics from back in the day. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (BBE465CLP)
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  • BBE
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Mack Porter
Peace On You

Originally released in 1972 under the name of ‘Mack Sigis Porter’, Peace On You is a long-lost masterpiece of an album by Ghanaian-born maestro Mack Porter. Brimming over with psychedelic and progressive-rock influences, this double-LP finally gets a re-issue from Tidal Waves Music that should deservedly raise its profile. 
  • Vinyl LP (TWM34)
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  • Limited edition
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Prince
Emancipation

Emancipation was the Prince album that saw him wriggle free of his contract with Warner Bros and he subsequently declared it to be his most important album yet. The freedom let Prince experiment freely with an assortment of genres including house music and blues and even toying with a cover of Joan Osbourne's 'One of Us'. This is its first time on vinyl and it comes in a six LP set on purple (natch) vinyl or easier to handle 3CD set.  
  • Vinyl Deluxe LP box set (19075918061)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

The Souljazz Orchestra
Chaos Theories

Canadian musical collective The Souljazz Orchestra present their ninth studio album Chaos Theories. Steeped in their regular blend of soul, jazz and funk, the band’s latest effort takes time to address the political upheaval in the western world, masterminded by their leader Pierre Chrètien. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

The Nat Birchall Quartet
The Storyteller - A Musical Tribute to Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef is a jazz legend who pioneered the fusion of jazz and Eastern music. His influence is still being felt today, as evidenced by this new tribute album by Nat Birchall entitled 'The Storyteller'. The album is made up of interpretations of Lateef songs and originals written by Birchall that share his approach to making music. This is a hugely varied album containing a variety of lesser-known instruments and strange time signatures. Big sounds, big scope, big story telling. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Sudan Archives
Sink

Violinist and R&B futurist Sudan Archives follows up her stunning Stones Throw EP with another of the same calibre. Sink sees her continue to improvise pop gems, her expansive palette of synths and Sudanese stringwork enrapturing classic genre tropes in a whole new world. About time she got her dues and more.
  • Vinyl 12" (STH2399V)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Sudan Archives
Sudan Archives

Experimental violinist Sudan Archives offers succinct examples of her work here, drawing on Sudanese fiddlers, R&B and the electronic leftfield; the record is both emotive and surreal, serving not only as a deconstruction of her instrument but an opening up of new possibilities. Already one of Stone Throws' most intriguing releases.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Morphine
Cure For Pain

Morphine were an unusual band in that their line up consisted of such things as bass, saxophone and drums rather than your standard guitars et al.  Tragically frontman Mark Sandman died on stage in 1999 therefore leaving the band with a small but perfectly formed back catalogue of self described 'low end rock'. Cure For Pain was their second album and their influence is exemplified by the fact that tracks eventually found their way onto soundtracks for Beavis & Butthead and the Sopranos.  
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP1783C)
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  • Limited edition
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Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet
Change Is

Change Is… what, lads? Come on, don’t leave us hanging like that. Jazzman go the whole hog with the reissue of this 1969 LP from seminal British jazzers The Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet. As well as full remasterings of Rendell/Carr/etc.'s post-bop expeditions, this edition of Change Is features fastidious reproductions of the original artwork and a link to an online treasure-trove of interviews with, and essays about, the group.
  • Vinyl LP (JMANLP111X)
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet
Live

You may have clocked Jazzman’s recent Don Rendall/Ian Carr Quintet box set. The five-LP wonder did so well on its first run that now the label has decided to put out all of the band’s full-lengths as individual units. 1969’s Live is the only record the group cut for Lansdowne that captured them in full flow. Known largely for being one of the best British post-bop acts, cuts like ‘Voices’ also demonstrate the band’s affinity for spiritual and modal jazz. With original copies of Live going for silly money nowadays it’s a good job that the record’s been reissued. Remastered, too.
  • Vinyl LP (JMANLP110X)
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  • Limited edition
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet
Phase III

Phase III is - who’d have thought? - the third LP from acclaimed British jazz group The Don Rendall/Ian Carr Quintet. This 1968 set combines the sort of vivacious post-bop on which the group built their name with some of their most ambitious writing - see 13-minute epic ‘Black Marigolds’ for one. As with all of the other Rendall/Carr reissues that Jazzman have got together recently, Phase III has been remastered and restored to the highest possible quality.
  • Vinyl LP (JMANLP109X)
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  • Limited edition
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet
Dusk Fire

Original editions of LPs by The Don Rendall/Ian Carr Quintet go for absolute megabucks these days. If your bucks are more mini in nature then you should consider something from Jazzman’s reissue run. The group’s sophomore LP, 1966’s Dusk Fire, is a good place to start. Recorded at Denis Preston’s famed Lansdowne Studios, this set builds on the post-bop innovations of debut album Shades Of Blue by introducing some modal flavours.
  • Vinyl LP (JMANLP108X)
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Prince
1999 (Remastered)

Containing a whopping 35 previously unreleased recordings, the career-defining '1999' album of pop-rock royalty Prince is here re-issued. This super deluxe version also includes a live album, along with various other goodies which celebrate Prince's enormous worldwide impact - quintessential stuff for fans of the Minnesota-born pioneer.
  • Vinyl Double LP (603497849987)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl LP box set (603497850020)
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  • Vinyl Deluxe LP box set (603497850051)
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  • CD box set (603497850068)
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Alice Coltrane
Journey In Satchidananda

Alice Coltrane is a jazz god. She was a graceful harpist and a superb trumpet player. Journey In Satchidananda, from 1970, sees her exploring the many-stringed axe bringing serenity, mysticism and spiritualism to the fore. Charlie Haden, known for his time in the game-changing Ornette Coleman Quartet, played bass. LP on Impulse. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Amy Winehouse
Frank

Frank was the debut album by Amy Winehouse. She made a massive impact with this upon its release in 2003. Firstly as a major new talent had just unleashed itself on the world and secondly because her lyrics didn’t pull any punches, hence the title.The title is also a nod to one of her heroes, Frank Sinatra.

BJ The Chicago Kid
1123

BJ The Chicago Kid drops his latest LP of widescreen hip-hop. 1123 is very much a post-To Pimp A Butterfly album, but it’s also a post-Stankonia album, a post-Channel Orange album and a post-Acid Rap album. That is to say there’s a lot going on here, with neo-soul and trap beats sitting side by side. 1123 boasts a pretty varied guestlist too - Rick Ross and Offset rub shoulders with J.I.D., Afrojack and Anderson .Paak.

Various
The Time For Peace Is Now

'The Time for Peace is Now' is a collection of gospel songs, but instead of being overtly religious, are more concerned with our wellbeing and friendships. These songs are more than forty years old, but have a powerful message that needs to be heard today. The album is released on David Byrne’s Luka Bop label and was compiled by Greg Belson, a man who knows more about gospel music than pretty much anyone else. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Louis Moholo Octet
Spirits Rejoice!

Here we have another of those highly sought-after records that people pay large amounts for in the second had market. Spirits Rejoice! By Louis Moholo Octet is a free jazz masterpiece, originally released in 1978. Now it is reissued at a more palatable price. Moholo is a South African drummer who has played in South African jazz bands, The Blue Notes and The Brotherhood of Breath as well as Afro-rock combo, Assagai.
  • Vinyl LP (ROKURE004)
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Prince
Chaos and Disorder

Chaos and Disorder was the last album Prince made for Warner Brothers before the big falling out. Despite it featuring some of his most addictive pop tunes yet, he refused to promote it and so it kind of slipped away and has been long out of print. Now he's dead and so there's no-one to for them to argue with, Sony have re-pressed it onto purple (he'd like that bit) vinyl.  

Sequoyah Murray
Before You Begin

Sequoyah Murray steps out with an LP on Thrill Jockey. Before You Begin is a set of synth-heavy and somewhat experimental indie-pop tunes, one that draws on the queer-pop stylings of Perfume Genius, Active Child and How To Dress Well while maintaining the questing soul of Calling Out Of Context-era Arthur Russell. This is a really strong debut record.

Makoto Terashita meets Harold Land
Topology

As well as dub and reggae music enjoying the odd meet, jazz is pretty social too and this release tracks one of the most fascinating get togethers. It soundtracks the get together in 1983 of young Japanese pianist Makoto Terashita with elder statesman sax man Harold Land. The result is a fascinating document with the nuanced piano playing of the former against the classic, experienced tones of the latter. Nice heavyweight vinyl re-issue.  
  • Label(s):
  • BBE
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Leon Ware
Rainbow Deux

Soulman Leon Ware passed away from cancer back in 2017. Before his health declined Ware taped the songs that would become Rainbow Deux. Working with musicians like Thundercat and Kamasi Washington, Ware turned in a set of widescreen, smooth and slightly psychedelic tunes that take in soul, disco, hip-hop, closing-time jazz and more. Gregory Porter would be the related artist that you’re looking for. As final statements go, Rainbow Deux is pretty darn fantastic.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Lord Echo
Curiosities

Lord Echo is the alter ego of brilliantly named New Zealand producer Mike Fabs, a multi-instrumentalist known for blending 60's inspired songwriting with modern day dancefloor production. Curiosities was his second album from 2013 and combines myriad influences such as dub, funk and afro beat in a soulful, eclectic collection that aimed Fabs music purely towards the clubs in contrast to his earlier more laid back work. First time on 2LP vinyl for all you audiophiles out there. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (SNDWLP133)
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Peter Zummo
Deep Drive

The incomparable Peter Zummo releases the latest LP of his long and distinguished career. Zummo assembled an ensemble of serious clout to play on Deep Drive - alongside his longtime pal Ernie Brooks we also have Oliver Coates, Keith McIvor (aka JD Twitch) and Ralph Cumbers (aka Bass Clef) at the party. The record is another masterful compositions set of compositions that hovers at the edge of fourth-world free music and the post-minimal avant-garde.

AAMM
“A”Trio & AMM

Eddie Prevost (percussion) and John Tilbury (piano), wizened masters of radical London improv outfit AMM, mingle with the free jazz of Lebanon’s “A” Trio - that’s Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Sharif Sehnaoui (acoustic guitar) and Raed Yassin (double bass). You’d think that lot would make quite a racket, but the overall calm and restraint going on much of the time is mesmerising.

Durand Jones & The Indications
Morning In America / Cruisin' to the Park

Released earlier this year, Durand Jones & The Indications’ second album American Love Call attracted a larger audience than their debut and high critical praise for its loving take on classic Seventies soul. Some bundles of the album included a bonus 7” single of ‘Morning In America’, the record’s lead single, with a new B-side, ‘Cruisin’ To The Park’. That single is now given a separate release, coming on regular black or limited edition orange coloured vinyl. 
  • Vinyl 7" (CLMN178C1)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Patterson Twins
Let Me Be Your Lover

Eagle-eyed rare-groovers among you will likely have spotted Miles Away’s reissue of Patterson Twins’ 1978 7” Gonna Find A True Love when it came out a couple of months back. Hot on the heels of that re-release we now get a new pressing of Let Me Be Your Lover, the Mississippi pair’s LP that came out in the same year. The brothers deliver muscular, righteous funk all through this record’s eight tracks. Original copies of Let Me Be Your Lover go for megabucks these days so it’s a good thing that Acid Jazz have put together this far more affordable edition.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

GA-20
Lonely Soul

GA-20 love the blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll. Their love for this music has seen them create authentic, raw sounding roots music that they felt was missing from the modern world. Lonely Soul is built on the solid foundations laid by Lazy Lester, J.B. Lenoir, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Junior Wells.

Jay Richford & Gary Stevan
Feelings

Generally held to be one of the best (and rarest) ever albums in the ‘library music’ genre, Jay Richford & Gary Stevan’s beloved Feelings makes a reappearance on vinyl, this time on a double 7” single package. Spanning four tracks, the record explores everything from loose-limbed funk to orchestral-based jazz. 
  • Vinyl Double 7" (DYNAM7054/55)
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  • Limited edition

GoGo Penguin
Ocean In A Drop

As a marquee name in the modern glut of modern jazz revivalists, GoGo Penguin turn their attention to music for film in 'Ocean In A Drop' - an original live score to Godfrey Reggio’s 1982 experimental indie film, Koyaanisqatsi. An enigmatic and powerful coming together of two cult artistic forces.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

John Coltrane
Blue World

First time release for five previously unissued recordings from famous jazz guy John Coltrane. The pieces were recorded for a Canadian animated film called The Cat In The Bag. Instead of using original recordings, Coltrane went into the studio and recorded new versions of older works for the project. Thing is, no-one thought to mention this and the film came out with original Coltrane work that had never been released. Until now that is.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Loleatta Holloway
Loleatta

You probably know what Loleatta Holloway sounds like even if her name is unfamiliar - she’s one of the most widely sampled voices of all time for a shining good reason, with huge disco hits like ‘Hit and Run’ and ‘Love Sensation’ featuring her swooping, siren-like vocals. Loleatta, originally released in 1973, was where the story began for Holloway, and it’s now being re-issued on vinyl, mastered from the original tapes. 
  • Vinyl LP (TWM40)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Horace Tapscott with the Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra
Horace Tapscott with the Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra Live At I.U.C.C.

Even by their usual high standards Soul Jazz Records have outdone themselves here. Horace Tapscott was an influential West Coast jazzer who simply does not get the credit that his outstanding catalogue warrants. Horace Tapscott with the Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra Live At I.U.C.C., a recording Tapscott made with his Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra back in 1979, has been out of print for decades. It’s an absolutely superb example of large-ensemble spiritual jazz and is more than worthy of a reissue. Not to be missed.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Lou Donaldson
Alligator Bogaloo

Fusing hard bop and soul jazz and creating a seriously funky concoction, saxophonist Lou Donaldson scored a minor crossover success with the title track of his 1967 album Alligator Bogaloo, with the help of a young George Benson on guitar and a band that included Idris Muhammad on drums. This vinyl re-issue comes with new photos and liner notes. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Cosmic Eye
Dream Sequence

Cosmic Eye released this music in 1972 and is now coming to you in 2014 via The Roundtable imprint. What we have is some (very) psychedelic jazz, sounding positively out-of-time and, indeed, a little cosmic. Dream Sequence is formed of two long-form pieces from this British collective, with a heavy eastern tip courtesy of its Indian-born players. Reissued, remastered and on 180g vinyl.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Sudan Archives
Athena

Sudan Archives is the songwriting persona of violinist, singer, songwriter, and producer Brittney Denise Parks, who’s won critical acclaim for her collision of western R&B sounds with West African rhythms. With Athena, whose front cover boasts a bronze representation of Parks herself, she presents her debut full-length album, which lays out her widest musical vision yet. 
  • Vinyl LP (STH2412-6)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Garrett
Private Life II

A lot of people are guesstimating that Garrett is the secretive alias of boogietronica legend Dam-Funk. While this has been neither confirmed nor denied at the time of writing (17:00, 29th October, Year Of Our Lord 2018) people are, like, 99.9% sure - D-F’s real name is Damon GARRETT Riddick, after all. What’s more, the smooth-ass synth tracks that make up the Private Life II LP bear more than a passing resemblance to the D-F sound. This one’s out via Music From Memory.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Harry Mosco
Peace & Harmony

Excellent reissue from Isle Of Jura here. The late Harry Mosco was singer of The Funkees, perhaps the definitive funk and boogie group of 1970’s Lagos (no mean feat!). His 1979 solo LP Peace & Harmony leans more heavily into the NYC disco style that had started to permeate Nigeria’s music scene at the time. It’s a great move - Peace & Harmony is an album full prime-time club killers.
  • Vinyl LP (ISLELP 004)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

K15 & Patrick Gibin
Devotion

To help mark the tenth anniversary of Eglo Records, the imprint is releasing a second vinyl compilation in October 2019. Taken from it is this 12” single ‘Devotion’, an eight-minute epic of house and broken beat from K15. It also features as a vinyl exclusive B-side a cover of Patrick Gibin and Javonttee’s ‘Cloud 9’. 
  • Vinyl 12" (EGLO66)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Rex Orange County
Apricot Princess

As you’d guess from the moniker, Rex Orange County is a bloke from Surrey - namely, multi-instrumentalist and Tyler, the Creator collaborator Alex O’Connor, not yet one-and-twenty but already singing about “flying back to LA” and needing “insurance on my emotions / I can’t get hurt again”. And this self-released LP is a jazzy collection of his crooning, potty-mouthed neo-soul and funky hooks.
  • Vinyl LP (AP001LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Oscar Jerome
Live In Amsterdam

It's already been quite the couple of years for jazz soul fusion guy Oscar Jerome. He's played with Kamasi Washington, collaborated with Ezra Collective and Sons of Kemet and been playlisted by 6 Music all while sounding unnervingly like Jamiroquai. Music college-friendly jazz often sounds at its best when performed live and so some wise bod has taped a performance by Jerome in Amsterdam and slung it out on vinyl for us all to enjoy. Six tracks of smooth coming your way.    
  • Vinyl 12" (OSCJ004)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Donald Byrd
Chant

Chant was the second studio album by legendary trumpet parper Donald Byrd. Recorded in 1961 it features a young Herbie Hancock on piano and as well as several originals there are takes on tunes by Duke Ellington and Duke Pearson. Strangely, the album wasn't released officially until 1979 but as if making up for lost time Blue Note have spared no expense with this 180g edition re-mastered from the original tapes and in luxury gatefold sleeve. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Stirling March
Under Cover Lover

A long-overdue reissue on Kalita records of Stirling March’s cult favourite single Under Cover Lover, originally released back in 1985. Given a makeover with a welter of liner notes, interviews and exclusive photos, this Bahamian boogie fell by the wayside upon original release due to improper promotion, but has since become one of the rarest records of its genre. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Pastor T.L. Barrett and The Youth For Christ Choir
Like a Ship... (Without a Sail)

An ingenious piece of crate-digging has exhumed this real treasure. Recorded in 1971 by a 27 year old pastor and a school-initiative choir, Like A Ship… (Without A Sail) was a haunting rumination on the aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement, and was sampled by the mighty Kanye West subsequently. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Charles Mingus
The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady

Charles Mingus and company conjured magic on 20th January 1963. The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady is a composed piece spread over six parts, with occasional blasts of full-ensemble free improvisation. Still sounds mind-blowing all these years later - a true original at the intersection of jazz and folk.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Stanley Turrentine
Hustlin'

Blue Note Records have cut so many classic LPs down the years that you can pretty much just select at random from their back catalogue and be guaranteed some great listening. Case in point - Stanley Turrentine’s Hustlin’, a superb 1964 hard-bop record that also featured the talents of Bob Cranshaw, Otis Finch and Kenny Burrell. Now reissued, this new edition of Hustlin’ comes with remastered audio.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Breakwater
Release The Beast

Philly funk band, Breakwater, were around in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. They only released two albums. Their second, Spalshdown, from 1980, contained the song, Release The Beast. A powerful piece of funk if ever there was one. It has been sampled a few times, but most notably, and of most interest to you lot, it formed a huge part of the Daft Punk track, Robot Rock. Here it is in 7" format with the smooth funk of Let Love In on the flip.
  • Vinyl 7" (BEWITH003SEVEN)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Various
J Jazz Volume 2 – Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969 – 1983

After getting in on the Japanese jazz reissues act back in 2018 with J-Jazz - Deep Modern Jazz From Japan, BBE Records return with the second instalment. The time-frame of Volume 2 is similar to the first time around (both start in 1969 and this one goes to 1983 rather than 1984) and once again the span of styles on display here is broad. Spiritual explorations, hard-bop stompers and fusion-funk all get a look in across the compilation.
  • Label(s):
  • BBE
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

The Harlem Gospel Travelers
He's On Time

The ‘Travelers’ bit of The Harlem Gospel Travelers’ name comes from the fact that the young members of this small choir travelled from all over NYC to the hallowed turf of Harlem to rehearse together. Good job they made the trips, too - He’s On Time is a potent collection of throwback gospel-soul tunes of the sort that Daptone Records have revived throughout the city in recent years. Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed produces.
  • Vinyl LP (CLMN12033LPC1)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Paul & The Tall Trees
So Long

The Tall Trees (nice name) are led by a lad called Paul (more precisely known as Paul Schalda) - a Staten Island based singer songwriter with a soulful and romantic style. This is his second album and has drawn comparisons as wildly varied as Otis Redding, The Band and Fugazi's Ian Mackaye leading to a concoction of timelessly emotional pieces with a gravel in the voice and a tear in the eye.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Binker Golding
Abstractions of Reality Past and Incredible Feathers

Look at the man on the record sleeve. Look at that mouth and be assured that that is the mouth of a saxophone wizard. Binker Golding was one half of Binker and Moses but here strikes out alone (with crack band in tow) for an album which blends vintage jazz fusion with the lo-fi hip-hop beats Binker hears on the mean streets of his hometown London. Another name to add to the current richly diverse output of the London jazz scene. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Upperground Orchestra
Euganea

A self-styled ‘cosmic jazz’ collective founded in Italy around the turn of the millennium by Lebanese artist Rabih Beaini, Upperground Orchestra have been silent for over a decade since the release of their last album in 2008. It’ll be fascinated to hear how Euganea, scheduled for the end of 2019, sounds given that protracted absence. 

LCSM (Likwid Continual Space Motion)
EP1

Recording under a brand new nom-de-plume as Likwid Continual Space Motion, British producer IG Culture embarks on a new project titled Earthbound, set for release later in 2019 and partly captured on EP1. The music here takes IG’s jazz leanings and blasts them in to outer space, with the help of London artistic collective Steam Down. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Ebo Taylor Jnr with Wuta Wazutu
Gotta Take It Cool

Yes, Ebo Taylor Jnr. is indeed the son of the legendary Ghanaian bandleader/guitarist/singer Ebo Taylor. Seems like talent runs in the family - the 1978 LP Gotta Take It Cool finds Junior team up with Wuta Wazutu for a set of highlife and Afrobeat tunes that would make his father proud. Original copies of Gotta Take It Cool are extremely difficult to track down these days, so it’s a good thing Mr. Bongo have got this reissue together.

Marvin Gaye
What’s Going On Live

What's Going On was Marvin Gaye's legendary politically aware 1971 opus but have you ever heard it performed live? This recording was made on Marvin Gaye Day in Washington DC in 1972 but was only released once as a bonus disc on the 2001 CD release of it's parent album. Now you can enjoy the soul superstar swooning through the album plus a medley of his 1960s hits on vinyl newly mixed and mastered for your ear entertainment.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Maria Chiara Argirò
Hidden Seas

An Italian-born pianist whose skills have been highly in demand on the London scene for a few years, Maria Chiara Argirò delivers her second album Hidden Seas. It’s set to be a very different beast from her 2016 debut, introducing vocals for the first time and seeing Argirò turn to synthesisers. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Post Malone
Hollywood's Bleeding

Following the raging success of Beerbongs & Bentleys last year, Texan rapper Post Malone capitalises by unleashing his third studio album just 17 months later. Trailed by no fewer than three US Billboard Top 3 singles already, Hollywood’s Bleeding ought to see Post smashing records once again. 

Miriam Makeba
Pata Pata

The definitive version of a scandalously overlooked gem of the late Sixties. Meaning “touch touch” in the Xhosa language, Miriam Makeba’s Pata Pata was spearheaded by the Billboard success of its title track as a single in late 1967, and came about through the patronage of legendary singer and activist Harry Belafonte. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Jack White
Lazaretto / Power Of My Love

'Lazaretto' is the first single from Jack White's second album, cunningly also called 'Lazaretto', being released on his very own Third Man Records. Why Jack White is writing songs about maritime quarantine stations, only he knows. The track is backed on the flip by exclusive tune 'Power Of My Love'. 
  • Vinyl 7" (TMR273)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Various
Bad Education - Vol. 1:

Datptone step outside of their own super-soul roster to look overseas for a moment, with this highlights / introductory compilation of soul goodness from Timmion Records, based in Helsinki. Bad Education - Vol. 1: Soul Hits features ten  tracks selected by Daptone, showcasing the best soul artists that Finland has to offer!
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

SEED Ensemble
Driftglass

Having this week secured a nomination for the 2019 Mercury Prize, Driftglass is the debut studio album from London-based jazz collective SEED Ensemble. A ten-piece band of young musicians spearheaded by composer and saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi, they combine European, African and Caribbean rhythms into spellbinding original creations. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Tubby Hayes Quartet
Grits, Beans And Greens: The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969

Grits, Beans and Greens is the first appearance of a legendary lost session from British saxophonist Tubby Hayes, recorded in 1969 and fabled as some of his finest ever material. The standard single CD and LP versions present the music as a ‘lost album’, while the 2xCD hardback book package includes guts and all - demos, alternate takes and between-song studio chatter. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Greg Foat
The Mage

On his ninth LP the pianist Greg Foat aims to join the dots between the exciting new British jazz wave and some older generations. As such we see young whippersnappers Moses Boyd and Malcolm Catto (The Heliocentrics) lining up alongside more seasoned artists like Duncan Lamont and Ray Russell as part of The Mage’s supporting cast. The resulting sound mixes British folk styles with classic and contemporary jazz takes, and there’s also a pleasingly trippy seam that runs through The Mage.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Various
We Out Here

We Out Here presents a snapshot of the current state of young London jazz, and let me tell you, the scene(s) are sounding in fine health! Nine tracks, all recorded especially for this release, map the variety of sounds and cross-pollinations currently going on, such as Ezra Collective’s afrobeat stylings and Shabaka Hutchings’ free-but-rhythmic power. Great stuff on CD and 2 LPs by Brownswood Recordings.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Jackie Shane
Any Other Way

A pioneering figure who is thoroughly deserving of the retrospective interest in her career, Any Other Way is the first collection of Jackie Shane’s work approved by the artist herself. Though at the time her work barely got beyond the clubs of Toronto, Shane’s strong voice and stronger presence as a transgender woman in 1960’s North America has seen her influence spread far over the years. This LP brings together live recordings and her run of 45s, all of which demonstrate her unique command of soul, funk and r&b. Includes three previously unreleased tracks.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Half The City

Half the City was the debut album from Birmingham Alabama's Best Soul Band St Paul & The Broken Bones. Released in 2014 it showcased for the first time their energetic and intoxicating blend of Soul, R&B and Motown. Their sound brilliantly retro and led by the soulful voice of professional Alan Carr lookalike Paul Janeaway. Fans of Sharon Jones, Daptone Records and even Amy Winehouse might want to get on board.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Jungle
Jungle

Initially we were told Jungle were a street collective from darkest London. Nice try. As ever they are two well-to-do white kids with some fine production chops and a decent '70s record collection for inspiration. Their debut is rather good  - a collection of smooth and catchy disco pop some of which you'll have heard blasting out of various high street stores sound systems. Perfect Top Shop music and I mean that as a compliment. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

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