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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.
  • Label(s):
  • BBE

Bobby Hutcherson
Montara

Montara was a 1975 album by jazz marimba and vibraphone player Bobby Hutcherson. Although he recorded several sessions for Blue Note and other labels, Montara has become famous in recent years for being sampled by Madlib on his Shades of Blue LP. For the uninitiated this is laid back, feel-good new jazz development with a dextrous and emotive palette of sounds. Back out for a new hip audience on 180 gram wax.  
  • Vinyl LP (ERLP1055)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

John Coltrane
Giant Steps (Mono)

If you've watched the 2016 documentary Chasing Trane you are going to be wanting to pick up the back catalogue of its subject jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. Giant Steps was his fifth album and has since become a template for jazz musicians to use when learning to play and the album contains several songs that have gone on to become standards such as the title track and Naima.   
  • Vinyl LP (0081227945251)
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

The Ahmad Jamal Trio
The Awakening

Reissue of the sought after deep trio session recorded in NYC - originally issued via the legendary Impulse! label back in 1970. The three cats responsible were bassist Jamil Nasser, Frank Gant on drums and of course Ahmad Jamal -- who it has been noted was an influence on Miles Davis. This timeless, revered work from one of Jazz piano's greatest innovators has been sampled by a number of hip-hop producers over the years, with samples appearing on cuts by Nas, Jeru The Damaja, Shadez Of Brooklyn and Jazz connoisseur DJ Premier. Now given a new lease of life on 180g wax with original artwork and sleevenotes together with sensitive new mastering by Simon Francis.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Keith Jarrett
Munich 2016

The great American jazz pianist Keith Jarrett was recorded live in Munich on the last night of his European tour three years ago, and the resultant live album Munich 2016 captures the renowned improviser at the peak of his powers, even at the age of 71. Twelve untitled pieces whir past over two slabs of vinyl, before a triptych of beautifully rendered encores, including ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, finish it off. 
  • Label(s):
  • ECM
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  • 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.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

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. 

Various
Visible And Invisible Persons Distributed In Space

Numero Group presents Visible And Invisible Persons Distributed In Space, an exhumation exercise like no other. Taking the finest tracks from ten highly obscure, privately-issued masterpieces from the Eighties soul and jazz scene, it’s a beautifully packaged item, arriving in gold foil and metallic ink origami sleeve that becomes a magnetic pyramid structure. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Eli Keszler
Stadium

We’ve been fans of Eli Keszler’s output since he started sending us his self-released albums on his own R.E.L Records imprint well over a decade ago. He’s since released some mighty fine albums for PAN, ESP-Disk, NNA Tapes and now lands on Shelter Press with a real peach of an album in ‘Stadium’. The restless pulse and chaos of his home city New York runs through the rhizome like rhythms of this album and there’s a wonderful timeless blue jazz quality that at times could almost be a lost film noir soundtrack, and at others seems to exist in a time and space all its own. A real cracker that constantly rewards over repeated late night listens.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SP099)
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Hozan Yamamoto with Sharps & Flats
Beautiful Bamboo-Flute

Everyone’s getting in on the Japanese jazz reissues these days. Studio Mule, BBE and Mr. Bongo are just three of the labels who’ve delivered new editions of old LPs in recent years. The latter come through with the goods again in the form of Beautiful Bamboo-Flute, a 1971 rarity that saw the legendary shakuhachi (bamboo-flute) player Hozan Yamamoto team up with the Sharps And Flats - one of the country’s most celebrated big-bands. Together they create a bombastic and brilliant noise on Beautiful Bamboo-Flute, a large-ensemble fusion-funk style that really struts. Cracking stuff.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Holy Hive
Hypnosis / Broom

The lead single from Float Back To You, the upcoming debut album from folk newcomers Holy Hive, presented by Big Crown Records. On the A-side, ‘Hypnosis’ is a paean to hedonism and balancing responsibility with leisure, while on the B-side, ‘Broom’ is powered by a rare ‘zim-gar’ drum machine and speaks of finding true love. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Arve Henriksen
The Timeless Nowhere

Norwegian jazz trumpeter Arve Heriksen has released some 27 albums in his career for labels such as Rune Grammofon, Supersilent and Food along with a whole bunch of collaborative work. In A Timeless Nowhere is a box set that serves as a career overview of sorts in that it shows the many roads he’s willing to go down on his musical exploration.
  • Vinyl LP box set (RLP3210)
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Joe Henderson
In 'N Out

A re-issue of In ‘N Out, the third studio album by the immensely talented tenor jazz saxophonist Joe Henderson. Originally released in late 1964 on the legendary Blue Note label, Henderson recorded the record with an all-star ensemble including some legendary names, not least McCoy Tyner on piano. The first three tracks are Henderson originals, while the final two numbers were written by trumpeter Kenny Dorham. 
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  • 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

Led Bib
It’s Morning

It’s Morning is the ninth studio album from British ensemble Led Bib, former Mercury Prize nominees and basically uncategorisable for the entirety of their 15-year career. The most obvious change this time around is that the music now boasts two vocalists - Wang Chung’s Jack Hues being one of them! - but the core ethos of the group remains. 
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  • 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. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Lloyd McNeill
Elegia

Soul Jazz Records’ run of Lloyd McNeill reissues bears more fruit with a remastered edition of 1980’s Elegia. A private-press LP that has been out of print for close to four decades, Elegia is another elegant set of spiritual jazz from the underrated McNeill. Some tracks show off Brazilian and Latin influences, while album centrepiece ‘Elegiac Suite For Elizabeth’ is a gorgeous blend of Claude Debussy, John Coltrane and Nina Simone.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
Build Bridges

Tim Felten’s The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble have been a huge part of the West Coast soul / jazz / funk scene for a number of years now, and their third album Build Bridges will maintain that position. The new effort consists of ten tracks of exceptional musicianship and sophisticated arrangements. 
  • Vinyl LP (CLMN12024LPC1)
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Matthew Halsall
Oneness

Matthew Halsall is a multi-talented jazz musician, composer, producer and founder of the independent jazz label Gondwana Records. The Manchester-based pioneer here releases ''Oneness' - a collection of beautifully composed pieces designed to, as he explains, "document the coming together of lots of different musicians in a wonderfully organic soulful way to make egoless music".
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Scone Cash Players
Canned Champagne / Instrumental

It's times like these when we need as much fun as we can get, and in 2019 tracks don't come much more playful than Scone Cash Players' 'Canned Champagne'. Led by Hammond organist Adam Scone, the group mix together various styles - including classic soul and jazz - to create an effortless sounding party bop.
  • Genre(s):
  • 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.
  • Vinyl Double LP (5369109)
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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

Peter Brötzmann / Juhani Aaltonen / Peter Kowald / Edward Vesala
Hot Lotta

Reissue of Hot Lotta, a one off meeting between some of the greatest minds in German and Finish free jazz. Recorded in 1973, this is a truly savage example of what my jazz hating colleagues would call 'difficult sax music'. You can get a good idea of what this sounds like by looking at pictures of headliner Peter Brötzmann playing his instrument.

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

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

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. 

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.   

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. 
  • Genre(s):
  • 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. 
  • Genre(s):
  • 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

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
  • Last copy

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

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
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  • 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

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.
  • 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.

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

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)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

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)
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  • 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

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)
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  • 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

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

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.

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

Dusty Springfield
Dusty In Memphis

A few years ago (I say ‘a few’ I probably mean 20) I read an opinion, I think in the NME, that the 10-second intro to Son Of A Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield is the greatest 10 seconds of music ever recorded. It’s hard to argue with as it is very good indeed. Dusty Springfield released Dusty In Memphis in 1969 and utilised the talents of the city’s finest session musicians. It was produced by Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd and is thought of as her best work, and is arguably one of the best albums of all time.

Marion Brown
Three For Shepp

Alto-saxophonist, Marion Brown, made sure he was ready before releasing his debut album, Three For Shepp, in 1966. He’d been seen around with the likes of Ornette Coleman and Sun Ra and played on albums by John Coltrane and Archie Shepp. The album offers three original pieces and three of Archie Shepp’s tunes, meandering from quiet and soulful to manic and avant-garde.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Various
J-Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz from Japan 1969-1984

BBE have done it again! This time the fruits of their labours -- digging in the crates with (long-term jazz record collectors) Tony Higgins and Mike Peden -- has seen the unearthing of these gems from the post-war period in modern Japanese jazz history. The tracks take in spiritual jazz, post-modal impressionism and fusion for the dancefloors. Heaps of variety here in one exciting J package. CD or Triple LP (with 3 bonus tracks unavailable on CD).
  • Label(s):
  • BBE
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Tenesha The Wordsmith
Peacocks & Other Savage Beasts

An LP of potent music from spoken word artist Tenesha The Wordsmith here. Peacocks & Other Savage Beasts is comfortable alongside both Tenesha’s contemporaries like Noname and the ancestral sounds of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Gil Scott-Heron. Tenesha’s evocative, impassioned writing dovetails well with the hallucinatory Afrofuturist jazz soup behind her here.

Jungle
Happy Man

More competent modern funk/soul from XL darlings Jungle here. ‘Happy Man’ and ‘House In L.A.’ are the first new material from the group since all that fuss about them and their Millennial take on blue-eyed soul in the mid-2010s. Both of these tunes would have slotted neatly into their self-titled debut album.
  • Vinyl 12" (XL926T)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Kjetil Mulelid Trio
What You Thought Was Home

When you’re 28 and you’re being compared to jazz piano greats like Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans, you must be doing something right. Kjetil Mulelid Trio have been earning all sorts of impressive compliments from publications such as All That Jazz and The Wire following their 2017 debut, 'Not Nearly Enough To Buy a House'. Second album, 'What You Thought Was Home', sees the Norwegian backed by his reliable rhythm section, beguile once again with a set of complex and rich new compositions 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Brötzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink
Fifty Years After... Live at the Lila Eule, Bremen 26.05.2018

Fifty Years After... Live at the Lila Eule, Bremen 26.05.2018 by Brötzmann/ Schlippenbach / Bennink is a live celebration of Peter Brötzmann’s 1968 album, Machine Gun. The free jazz saxophonist assembled a trio of  Alexander von Schlippenbach on piano and Han Bennink (who played on the original album) on drums to play the album live. It went so well they decided to release it, and here it is.

Sun Ra
The Antique Blacks

Unusually even for an out-there progressive jazz musician, Sun Ra came from Saturn which gave him a completely unique take on this round place we call Earth. The Antique Blacks was his 1974-era album which has been out of print since 1978. It's rather more sprightly than some of his more abstract work with free-form noise, poetry readings and sax solo-ing all competing for space. Truly an originator.  
  • Vinyl LP (ARTYARD-CIA100)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Brainstory
Buck

Brainstory are a band from Rialto, California. Their journey from there to their current home of LA saw them initially feeding on punk rock and skateboarding. An eagerness to expand their musical horizons led them to the local jazz scene before their move to LA and a hook up with Eduardo Arenas from Chicano Batman. Buck is a fusion of rock, funk and soul that shows the distance they’ve travelled creatively.
  • Vinyl LP (BCR079LPC2)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

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

The Necks
Mindset

Releasing sixteen albums is an achievement in itself. What’s impressive about Mindset, the latest soiree into improvised musical from those wonderful Australians The Necks, is that it shows that the band are still looking to expand their sound more than 25 years after they kicked things off. The two lengthy piano-bass-drum swells that each make up a side of Mindset draw from Sun Ra, Chick Corea, Alice Coltrane and so much more without ever sounding much like any of them.

Ikebe Shakedown
Kings Left Behind

Consisting in part of several members of the late Charles Bradley’s backing band The Extraordinaires, the incredibly talented Ikebe Shakedown present another collection of uplifting, enervating instrumental soul with new album Kings Left Behind. Their first in half a decade, the ensemble evoke mystical elements with their hard-hitting sound. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Beyoncé
Lemonade

Steering away from the sheeny chart-leading bangers that made Queen Bey a hegemonic pop power, Lemonade is yet another pioneering reinvention from someone exploring new territory. Risk-taking has become alien from many modern powerhouse artists; but so long as the likes of Beyonce keep us on our toes, the world will be a better place.
  • Vinyl Double LP (88985446751)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy

DJ Yoda
Home Cooking

DJ Yoda, an artist much beloved of the summer festival circuit, here develops his craft beyond funky beatmaking, bringing in live instrumental artists to complement his samples and tasty turntablism. Songs are the key here, with musicians like Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia and Eva Lazarus helping Yoda craft a real jazz and soul mood. Home Cooking is released by Lewis Recordings.

Phrydderichs Phaelda
Bruchstuecke

Since 2015 the Notes On A Journey imprint have set up shop as a discerning reissues label who specialise in free jazz rarities. Their latest find, Phrydderichs Phaelda’s LP Bruchstücke, is also one of their most intriguing. Recorded in the mid-70’s by a group of teachers and students from a West German secondary school, the album comes across like a sort of proto-acid jazz with a dollop of avant strangeness thrown in for good measure. We wonder if The Lounge Lizards ever got a load of Bruchstücke first time around. The audio has been remastered for this new edition.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Gil Evans
New Bottle Old Wine

The cast list for Gil Evans’ 1958 LP New Bottle Old Wine reads like a ‘who’s who’ of first-wave jazz greats. Cannonball Adderley is the main soloist, and in support of him we find people such as Art Blakey and Johnny Coles. Then there’s Evans himself, one of the finest arrangers of his age, turning out orchestral reinterpretations of Thelonious Monk, Jelly Roll Morton and the like. We needn’t tell you that New Bottle Old Wine is a fabulous record - and we also needn’t tell you that this new Blue Note edition, mastered from the original tapes, is as fine a way to hear it as any.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Various
Ann Arbor - Blues Festival 1969

The Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 was America’s first blues festival. And boy did they get a cast of characters together! B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Son House, Big Mamma Thornton, Mississippi Fred McDowell are among the legendary acts performing. It’s all previously unheard stuff, unless of course, you were there. But you weren’t, were you?
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Marvin Gaye
What's Going On

Immediately recognisable from the cover alone, What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye feels like an album that was never not there. The soothing and enthralling tracks like Mercy Mercy Me and What’s Happening Brother, feel like they have always existed somewhere, a testament to Gaye’s effortless craftsmanship and one of the myriad of reasons why this has become a classic LP and one that deserves to be in any respectable collection.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
An Angel Fell

The well travelled and long-enduring Pyramids, led by sax man Idris Ackamoor, ready a new record of fantasy-filtered allegory. An Angel Fell is a jazz record in protest of our environmental complacency. Recorded in a week, it's another intense marvel from a group who still managed to release one of our favourite records of its year in We Be All Africans.
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT164LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Seratones
POWER

Seratones, fronted by Louisiana-based singer AJ Haynes, returns with a suitably titled sophomore album POWER. Her backing band now bolstered by the addition of two new players, and shows Haynes’ voice to be flexible to the demands of rock, soul and dance music, and sees her lyrics reflect the personal and political. 

Ghost Funk Orchestra
A Song For Paul

A collection of cinematic psychedelia that’s as likely to appeal to fans of classic rock and soul as it is to soundtrack buffs, 'A Song For Paul' is the third album proper from the mysterious Ghost Funk Orchestra, in large part the product of producer and musician Seth Applebaum. Who knew the 'G' in 'G-funk' stood for Ghost?
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Barbara Howard
I Don't Want Your Love

Barbara Howard’s 1969 single ‘I Don’t Want Your Love’/‘The Man Above’ is one of those rare soul 7”s that is highly prized within the community (which means that original copies cost an absolute bomb these days). It’s easy to see why - even a half-century later the funky A-side and sensuous B-side still pack a real punch. Remined Records are the ones behind this reissue - check their new edition of Howard’s On The Rise LP as well.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Nubiyan Twist
Jungle Run

London’s Strut Records bring you the latest from expert Afro-dub jazz collective Nubiyan Twist. Perhaps they too tuned in to CITV in the early 2000s, for it’s named Jungle Run. Recorded and produced with a muscular and sumptuous sound, the album also wafts between hip hop, soul, Latin and atmospheric electronics. Vocal duties are shared by Nubiya Brandon, Nick Richards, K.O.G., Pilo Adami and Mulatu Astatke.

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