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Chet Baker
Chet Baker Sings

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Alabaster dePlume
To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol.1

To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol.1 by Alabaster De Plume was made when the saxophonist, composer and activist was working with the Manchester-based charity, Ordinary Lifestyles. De Plume was assigned with helping two of the charity’s clients Cy and Lee to socialise. He did this through helping them create music which, in turn, enabled them to express themselves in a way they hadn’t done before. The tracks within were developed from impromptu sessions involving Cy, Lee and their friends.
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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.
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Various
Rhythm Showcase Vol. 1

Daptone Records present a delightful set of rarities from their friends and family. Acts including NYC Afrobeat legends Antibalas, Daptone stoner-soul favourites The Budos Band, Africa 70 member Pax Nicholas and Moroccan gnawa trailblazer Innov Gnawa all contribute some unreleased/lesser-known nuggets to ‘Rhythm Showcase Vol. 1’.
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Victor Cavini
Japan

German musician Gerhard Trede can play 50 instruments. He is also known as Victor Cavini, maker of the supreme library music album, Japan. The album has been very hard to track down, but the good folks at Be With have found it and reissued it. It is a sampler’s treasure trove featuring traditional Japanese music as played by a western musician in 1983.

El Michels Affair
Adult Themes

Big Crown Records presents the first album of original compositions from El Michels Affair in 15 years. On Adult Themes, the band’s founder Leon Michels (with help from The Shacks’ Shannon Wise) quickly re-establishes the group’s sophisticated ‘cinematic soul’ aesthetic that they laid down way back in 2005.  
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John Coltrane
1963: New Directions

John Coltrane burned brilliantly brightly, if briefly; here are five of his best LPs. '1963: New Directions' brings together all of Coltrane's 1963 Impulse recordings, in the order in which they were laid down to tape. The year marked a transition point for Coltrane, he would go on to record 1964's 'Crescent' and 'A Love Supreme', of course. Available as a 5x LP box set and a 3x CD set and include artwork featuring original collages. On Impulse!
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Robert Glasper
Fuck Yo Feelings

Fuck Yo Feelings is the latest studio project from the prestigious Robert Glasper, multiple Grammy-winning pianist and record producer. The result of a two day-session in which Glasper’s musician friends contributed in spontaneous improvisation, it has a refreshingly unplanned ‘mixtape’ feel. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Joe Armon-Jones
Icy Roads (Stacked)

Icy Roads, Armon-Jones, to the place, I belong. Yep, another of them there jazz records from London’s ever-growing community of hip young cats. This time we see star of the scene Joe Armon-Jones joining forces with KwAkE bAsS and Mutale Chashi (Kokoroko) for a two-tracker of vibe-drenched, dreamy fusion. ‘Icy Roads (Stacked)’ is out on Brownswood.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Renaldo Domino
No Laggin' and Draggin'

Titled with the sort of phrase Phil might come out with to keep his staff in line, Renaldo Domino is actually an old timer Chicago based soul singer who started out in the 1960s but this is new work backed by some of Brooklyn's finest soul musicians. The aim was to create something to live up to Domino's earlier work and by the sounds of this stonker they've succeeded. 
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The Staple Singers
Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection

A real treat for fans of soul and gospel right here. The Staple Singers featured, most famously, Pops Staples and Mavis Staples and were known for hits such as I’ll Take You There. Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection contains 7LPs - six albums and one disc of rare tracks and non-album singles. Remastered from original analog tapes.
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Timeline
The Conscious Dream EP

Here’s a genre of music that we have referred to as both techjazz and hi-tech jazz in the past. It is a fusion of two American institutions in Detroit techno and Jazz. On both of these occasions we were talking about music by the Joel Dixon-led Timeline. Their latest EP is called The Conscious Dream. On Underground Resistance.
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Luca T. Mai
Heavenly Guide

Best known for his participation in the legendary Italian avant-garde rock outfit ZU, the hugely talented baritone saxophonist Luca T. Mai makes his first-ever solo recording, titled Heavenly Guide. It’s a wonderfully immersive and deeply emotional listening experience, ranging from energetic blasts of noise to serene soundscapes. 
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Collocutor
Continuation

Collocutor have reduced their members from seven to five for the making of Continuation, and as the title suggests, it’s business as usual for band leader Tamar Osborn and Co. It is their third album, and finds Osborn dealing with grief and trying to keep things on an even keel. The modal jazz crew’s previous album, The Search, won praise from Giles Petersen and music mag The Wire.
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Various
Kearney Barton: Architect of the Northwest Sound

You may not know Kearney Barton by name but if I mention the likes of Quincy Jones, The Ventures, The Wailers, The Sonics and the Young Fresh Fellows then you might sit up and take notice. You see all of those have been recorded with this 80 year old veteran who had been recording bands for 50 years right up to his passing in 2012. This labour of love is a collection of some of the masses of tapes in his collection from local obscurities to more well known artists. Lovingly compiled by Lights in the Attic. 
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Rusconi + Fred Frith
Live in Europe

Rusconi are a young and adventurous jazz band; who could be a better collaborative partner than old and adventurous jazz man Fred Frith? The former Henry Cow man slots his jagged guitar right into the Rusconi sound. Live In Europe presents extracts from 2 live shows on 180g vinyl. Released on Qilin Records.

Celeste
Celeste

Celeste follows a string of EPs and singles with her eponymous debut album. The jazz / soul / R&B singer hails from Brighton. She got her break when a music manager spotted a song she’d uploaded to YouTube. Since then she has won over Lily Allen, releasing a single on her Bank Holiday label and her, now, label-mate Michael Kiwanuka. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Ben Pirani
That's The Way It Goes

A special 7” vinyl single from Ben Pirani and his backing band The Means of Production, following the success of his recent debut album How Do I Talk To My Brother? It consists of a cover of The Harptones’ ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’ recorded live at a radio station on the West Coast, with the B-side representing the first recording at his own New York studio. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Chet Baker
Sings

The classic 1954 LP from the one and only Chet Baker, Chet Baker Sings showcases the jazz icon’s nuanced vocal talent. Part of the Blues Characters series, this compilation edition on vinyl double LP features 20 tracks recorded between 1953-58. Includes digital download code. On Le Chant du Monde.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Amirtha Kidambi Elder Ones
Holy Science

Getting a physical release for the first time since its digital-only initial release four years ago, Holy Science is the debut full-length from Amirtha Kidambi and her NYC-based four-piece backing band The Elder Ones. It’s a deeply moving mix of the ancient and spiritual clashing with the modern, alternative and transgressive, informed by Kidambi’s traditional South Indian upbringing and her love for jazz, hip-hop and punk. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Moses Boyd
Dark Matter

Moses Boyd is an award winning jazz musician mostly known for being one half of Binker & Moses.  He likes to blend genres to create innovative new sounds. He has previously collaborated with musician and producer Sampha, contemporary classical pop musician Kelsey Lu and played drums for Sons of Kemet.  Dark Matter is his debut solo album. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Buhaina's Delight

Buhaina's Delight is Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers classic album from 1963. The album featured Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton and Jymie Merrit completing Blakey’s band - a stellar cast that has become known as the ultimate Jazz Messengers line up. The album focused on shorter songs and featured a version of Moon River.
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Various
Buntús Rince (Explorations In Irish Jazz, Fusion & Folk 1969-81)

Probably the number one nation for jazz outside of the United States is Japan. But how often does Ireland get a look in? Buntús Rince, a compilation of Irish jazz on AllChival, seeks to fill in that particular blank. Because of the context that the jazz scene emerged in Ireland, and its various difficulties, the music produced is distinctly Irish feeling.

Betty Davis
Betty Davis

To some of us, Betty Davis will always be a hero simply because she told Eric Clapton that she wouldn’t collaborate with him because his music was too boring. The fact that she is also one of the most important funk singers of all time only adds to her case. Here we get her eponymous, Sly & The Family Stone-backed 1973 LP reissued by Light In The Attic. Few LPs before or since have ever come close to matching the swagger on display across these tunes.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Jordan Rakei
Cloak

Brisbane-via-Britain musician Jordan Rakei looked at a starry sky one night and had an epiphany about oneness and the need to stop living life through the projection of his ego. Silly old Jordan, whatever would he do next? This album, it turned out - a suite of jazzy, neo-soul crooncore inspired by his experience. And now it’s back for a repress! Remi, Richard Spaven and Ngaiire guest.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Elephant9
Psychedelic Backfire I

Elephant9 spent some quality time in front of an audience over the course of four nights in a small Oslo venue, and they recorded the results for two album releases. Psychedelic Backfire I is a great example of this trio’s post-jazz explorations, with material from across their catalogue given an airing with fresh improvisational elements. Six tracks of live energy.

Radical Empathy Trio
Reality and Other Hallucinations

Reality and Other Hallucinations is the second album from improvisation collective Radical Empathy Trio. The threesome have all had years of experience in improvisational circles but the name that may stick out most to Norman customers is Nels Cline of Wilco and other more out -there collaborations. The album contains two side long compositions that range wildly in mood, style and tempo taking in noise, electronica and jazz. 

Nathaniel Rateliff
And It's Still Alright

And It’s Still Alright marks the first solo work of Denver-based singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff outside of the context of his band The Night Sweats since they exploded onto the scene back in the middle of the ‘10s. Produced with the help of Beach House’s James Barone, it’s one of the more personal and soulful collections in Rateliff’s discography. 

Sam Cooke
Hit Kit

If you are looking for a round up of the early hits of King of Soul Sam Cooke then you've come to the right place. Hit Kit collects all his 1959 and earlier hits including Only Sixteen and You Send Me. Seen at the time perhaps as something of a cash grab off the back of his early success, there's no arguing the quality here from a man who achieved great commercial success in a short space of time.  
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Sam Cooke
The Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke

If you are a thinking of a place to start on the music of soul legend Sam Cooke then The Wonderful World Of is as good a place as any. His fourth album originally released in 1960 features hits such as Wonderful World and Summertime showcasing the effortless smooth vocals that led him to be crowned the King of Soul.  
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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.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Kelly Finnigan
Since I Don't Have You Anymore

A stand-alone 7” single release for ‘Since I Don’t Have You Anymore’, taken from The Tales People Tell, the 2019 solo album from Monophonics singer Kelly Finnigan. This dusty yet timeless indie-soul track is presented in all its glory, with the instrumental version gracing the B-side. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

D'monK / Thru Colours
Lost Roots

This 12” vinyl EP, Lost Roots, is the first official release from new London-based label Trees & Trax, featuring D’monK with two tracks on the ‘Trees’ side of the vinyl and Thru Colours, a.k.a. producer Toby Harrison, on the reverse Trax side with another brace of tracks. Together, the release ties together jazz, breakbeats and house. Kinda reminds of some old Mo' Wax and Ninja Tune gear with a fresh approach that recalls The Rhythm Section label and bits of Theo Parrish, Amp Fiddler etc.
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Bobby Patterson
It's Just A Matter Of Time

Bobby Patterson is a funk and soul man from Dallas, Texas. He is known as a producer, producing records for Fontella Bass, Chuck Jackson and Little Johnny Taylor, and a songwriter, he co-wrote the classic That’s What The Blues is All About for Albert King, as much as he is known as a performer. It’s Just A Matter Of Time is his 1972 classic and pretty essential to any soul / funk collection. It’s also pressed on caramel coloured vinyl - smooth.
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Gil Scott-Heron
We're New Again – A Re-imagining by Makaya McCraven

We’re New Again is a reworking of Gil Scott-heron’s final album, I’m New Here, by jazz musician Makaya McCraven. Makaya’s principal instrument is the drums but he can turn his hand to production too, so getting stuck into this was right up his street. I’m New Here has already been given an alternative spin when Jamie xx remixed it in 2011. This jazz take is most intriguing.
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Abdullah Sami
Peace of Time

Both otherworldly and deeply spiritual, Abdullah Mudon Sami’s incredibly rare 1978 album Peace Of Time has gone on to attain a mythical status among jazz fans and record collectors alike, with original pressings of the first run of 300 copies fetching upwards of $2,000. This milestone is now being re-issued by Spiritmuse Records.
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Khruangbin & Leon Bridges
Texas Sun

Texas Sun is the intriguing collaboration between soul / R&B singer Leon Bridges and wayward psychedelic types Khruangbin. Both artists hail from Texas but represent different ends of the state’s musical heritage, here, they bring them together on an EP that has every chance of being an absolute cracker.

Prophet
Don't Forget It

Prophet AKA Anthony Butler started out in the 80s with the album 'Right On Time', now a collectors item for people who like their vinyl funky. Anyone who manages to maitain a heigtened state of funkiness for over three decades is surely worth your while.  RIYL Thundercat, Dam-Funk,Mndsgn, Stimulator Jones.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Stevie Wonder
Songs In The Key Of Life

Classic Motown; Classic Stevie Wonder; Classic album! Songs in the Key of Life was the boy Wonder’s eighteenth studio album for Berry Gordon’s monster empire. At the time (1976) his most wide-reaching and ambitious set, SITKOL includes Sir Duke, I Wish, Pastime Paradise, Isn’t She Lovely… A true milestone in music from a titan of Psychedelic Soul. Reissued and repackaged by Universal as a 2LP + 7” single set.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Mother Earth
Soona Than Much Layta

Long-time Acid Jazz Records act Mother Earth return on Very Together with Soona Than Much Layta, a new five-track EP pressed on white 10” vinyl. Founder member Matt Deighton is supported by four experienced backing musicians, and the collection comprises three new pieces along with covers of Maxayn’s classic ‘Good Things’ and Derek & The Dominoes’ ‘Gotta Get Better In A Little While’. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Sinkane
Gettin’ Weird (Alive at Spacebomb Studios)

On Gettin’ Weird, the fourth installation in the Spacebomb label’s ‘Alive At Spacebomb’ series this year, Ahmed Gallab of Sinkane takes advantage of a live-in-the-studio scenario to bring tracks from his latest Dépaysé and 2014’s Mean Love to life in a different context. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

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

The Sorcerers
In Search of the Lost City of the Monkey God

Leeds-based band The Sorcerers follow up their lauded debut album with an even more ambitious record. Released on ATA Records, globally-sourced jazz influences combine with dusty, European-based library music to make something truly widescreen on the fantastically-named In Search of the Lost City of the Monkey God. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Black Pumas
Black Pumas

Black Pumas are a funk/soul/hip-hop duo comprising of Adrian Quesada of Brownout and Grupo Fantasma and the previously unheard of but undoubtedly talented Eric Burton. The band made an indelible impression on many that saw them at 2019’s SXSW festival. Their self-titled debut is available on LP and CD on ATO Records.

Sun Ra Arkestra
Live In Kalisz 1986

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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.
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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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Various
Esterno Notte Jazz

The first in the Esterno Notte Jazz series, out on Four Flies, this record is dedicated to the rich jazz featured in Italian films from the '60s, stopping by noir,melò, giallo, dark comedy and crazy 'musicarelli' along the way. A result of research that plundered the soundtrack archive of RCA Italy, this is a killer selection that features Piero Umiliani, Romano Mussolini, Amedeo Tommasi, Robby Poitevin, Piero Piccioni or Armando Trovajoli.
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Theon Cross
Fyah

Theon Cross is likely best known for being the tuba player in the Mercury Price nominated and Wire Magazine album of the year winning Sons of Kemet. Cross plays the tuba with a deftness and fluency that it feels like he's fighting the instrument's identity. The result is a sound all his own, and on Fyah is given a wonderful platform to flex by his band of London's current wave of jazz musicians.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Keith Jarrett
The Survivors’ Suite

Recorded in 1976, The Survivors’ Suite is a classic from Keith Jarrett. Although the record only contains two tracks, Beginning and Conclusion, the overall sound is full bodied and complete. A great combination of experimental noise and sound-art, this record is re-issued by ECM and is available on Vinyl LP.
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  • ECM

Graham Dee
Carnaby Street Soul West Coast Vibes

Graham Dee is a ‘60s legend and Acid Jazz are paying tribute to him with Carnaby Street Soul West Coast Vibes - a compilation of his best moments. He was an A&R guy-cum-musician with Atlantic Records, playing with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones and occasionally standing in for Syd Barrett at Pink Floyd gigs. He left Atlantic after damaging some studio gear with a pistol and firing a hunting bow which caused a flood in the office - Keith Moon level stuff. He has also worked with Elkie Brooks, Mike Berry and Georgie Fame. The septuagenarian Dee is still making new music, but why not get to know him a little first. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Jeff Parker
Suite for Max Brown

Composer and musician Jeff Parker uses a mix  of samples and improvisation to create his music. Suite For Max Brown sees him using influences such as John Coltrane to create a free jazz piece over a sequenced beat. He is joined on the album by pianist and saxophonist Josh Johnson, bass player Paul Bryan, Makaya McCraven, Rob Mazurek, trumpeter Nate Walcott, Jamire Williams and Jay Bellerose on drums and cellist Katinka Klejin. His daughter Ruby even pops upon on the opening track.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Allen Lowe
An Avant Garde of Our Own: Disconnected Works 1980-2018

A must-have for any fans of jazz auteur Allen Lowe, this one. An Avant Garde of Our Own is an eight-CD box set comprising various rare and unreleased tracks from the American musician and composer’s lengthy career from 1980 to 2018, with some discs arranged thematically and some housing never-before-heard compositions. 

Dan Rosenboom
Absurd In The Anthropocene

Avant-garde musician Dan Rosenboom releases his latest album on Gearbox Records. Spread over four sides of vinyl, Absurd In The Anthropocene gathers together a massive amount of collaborators as Rosenboom explores everything from jazz fusion to modern classical music, and reaffirms his ongoing commitment to pushing back against expectations of his sound. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Placebo
Live 1971

Stop! Not a Brian Molko in sight. This Placebo are Marc Moulin’s jazz-funk band. Live 1971 is going to make many jazz fans happy. This recording of their live show from Casino Kursaal during the 1971 Montreux Jazz Festival is has been on the ‘must find’ list of jazzaholics for years. Limited edition 180g LP on We Release Jazz.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Batteaux
Batteaux

This is a much needed re-issue of this sampled folk funk classic from 1973 which has been described as proto Yacht Rock. Melodic sun dappled songs with hints of country rock that stand pretty well against the likes of Crosby Stills and Nash whilst being underground and cool enough to be sampled by MF Doom.  

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

David Axelrod
Songs Of Experience

Wait! Come back! This isn't a reissue of that U2 album, I promise! This is David Axelrod's second album first release in 1969, and the sequel to Songs of Innocence. Like his first album, this is a lushly orchestrated interpretations of the poetry of one William Blake. As the name might suggest, this time Axelrod was concerned with the darker aspects of life.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Sarathy Korwar & UPAJ Collective
My East Is Your West

The reliable Sarathy Korwar presents live recordings from Church of Sound in London made with the versatile UPAJ Collective (among whose numerous members are bassist Dominico Angarano, sitarist Jasdeep Singh Degun and vocalist Aditya Prakash). They interpret John McLaughlin, Alice Coltrane, Ravi Shankar and many others, resulting in quite the full-blown, exciting fusion project. Wonderful.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Cassie
Cassie

This is the first release on vinyl of electro R&B star Cassie's self titled, instant classic debut album. This ten track masterpiece of minimalist R&B has influenced a host of her contemporaries including Jamie xx, Four Tet, Hot Chip and Tri Angle Records since it’s original CD release in 2006 and it's not hard to see how with it’s tasteful arrangements, 80’s style synth samples and Cassie’s cold/eerie yet soulful vocals.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Fat Freddy's Drop
Based On A True Story

Debut album from modern reggae favourites Fat Freddy’s Drop, first released in 2005 and since then apparently the best-selling record by a New Zealand artist ever! Just pipped The Dead C to the post I guess… Based On A True Story is a real favourite of hippies and non-hippies alike, available again now on vinyl, on The Drop.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Bohren & Der Club Of Gore
Patchouli Blue

Having accumulated a loyal cult fanbase on the back of seven album’s worth of their trademark ‘doom jazz’ style - fans of drone, black metal and ‘Twin Peaks’ ought to be interested! - German act Bohren & der Club of Gore release their latest album Patchouli Blue, ahead of a UK tour planned for 2020. 
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Badge Époque Ensemble
Nature, Man & Woman

Retro lounge funk outfit Badge Époque Ensemble haven’t wasted any time in following their self-titled debut with more new music. Nature, Man & Woman is a three-track EP clocking in at 29 minutes. Like their debut, the EP features one vocal track, Zealous Child, and also features their flute-led version of Cream’s Badge, retitled Badge Theme.
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Please Wait
Black & White

Following his very successful tribute record 25 Nights For Nujabes last year, Perth-based artist Ta-ku returns with a collaborative EP with Canadian producer Matt McWaters under the name Please Wait. The result of sharing musical stems and Tik-Tok links for several years, Black & White was reportedly a cathartic experience for both of them. 

Peter Brötzmann / Heather Leigh
Sparrow Nights

Lap steel guitar expert Heather Leigh, whose announcement of an upcoming “pop” album for Mego has caused some excitement, is still cranking out the avant-garde ones as well. Here’s another for trusty Viennese ear-troubler Trost with prolific producer of reedy rackets Peter Brötzmann. Leigh is on lap steel, Brötzmann on various clarinets and saxes. Their interactions sound like a highly enthusiastic dialogue in which each participant continually interrupts the other - but always in friendly agreement.

John Coltrane & Don Cherry
The Avant-Garde (Stereo)

Coltrane 'n' Cherry together at last. The aptly titled album sees the duo play several Ornette Coleman compositions accompanied by Charlie Haden and Ed Blackwell. The result can definitely be described as 'out there' and the musicians stretch their genre to its limits with oddball tempo changes, accents and melodic phrases that at the time proved a bit much for some people but now can be seen as a template for deconstructed jazz.   
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  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Betty Davis
Nasty Gal

Re-release of Betty Davis’ 1975 third album Nasty Gal. A piece of soul history, with still-irresistible grooves from the fierce and formidable contemporary of Miles Davis and Hendrix. Mastered from original tapes, on vinyl in Stoughton gatefold and with a booklet featuring goodies such as rare pictures and liner notes by John Ballon.
  • Vinyl LP (LITA046LP)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Durand Jones & The Indications
Don't You Know / True Love

Don’t You Know / True Love are two tracks taken from American Love Call, the second album by American soul outfit, Durand Jones & The Indications. Although recorded this year by a bunch of relatively young musicians this is soul that was forged in the late ‘60s and ‘70s. They recreate the feel and sound of the era perfectly.
  • Vinyl 7" (DOC207LP-C1)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Malaku Daku
Love Drums From The Ghetto

Love Drums From The Ghetto by Malaku Daku is an afro-funk rarity. Malaku Daku, a percussionist from Philadelphia, uses the drums for deeper meaning. In the west, drums are just about music. In African society they mean much more - from the ritualistic to the spiritual to communication and passion. You can feel everything going on in these grooves.
  • Vinyl LP (TWM39)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

The James Hunter Six
I Can Change Your Mind / Who's Fooling Who

Authentic and retro as ever, when you listen to I Can Change Your Mind by The James Hunter Six you’ll feel like you’re sitting in a ‘50s American diner drinking a milkshake. You’ll be surprised at the fact that this is a James Hunter original with its soulful groove, horns and call and response vocals. You won’t be surprised to learn it’s on Daptone. B/w Who's Fooling Who.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder
Talking Timbuktu

A Grammy award winning album which was number 1 in the US World Music Charts for 31 weeks, Talking Timbuktu by Ali Farka Toure, who has been a hot ticket for any fans of so-called “world music”, and Ry Cooder, the American guitarist known for his slide guitar, is an album which combines the two perfectly - it’s Africa with a hillbilly influence. Lovely stuff. A limited 180g vinyl 2 LP.  

James Brown
Get On The Good Foot

Get On The Good Foot by James Brown was originally released in 1972. As you might expect, it’s funky as hell. The title track was released as a single, split into two parts for some reason, and has been sampled numerous times. If you think you haven’t heard it before, you probably have.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Moon B
Udaya

Composed on an iPad of all things, Moon B's new album Udaya promises to be a weird and wonderful trip through the worlds of lo-fi and downtempo electronic music. If lead single 'Udaya' is anything to go off, it promises to be full of acidic basslines, washy synth pads, and digital beats. Features a sample of professional charlatan J*rd*n P*t*rs*n for some reason.
  • Vinyl LP (HOOP01LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Nina Simone
The Best Studio & Live Recordings

Nina Simone was a genuinely groundbreaking artist. A musician, composer and arranger with great skill and an expressive voice that told of her woes as she sang her songs. As great creative people often are, Nina Simone was tightly wound and prone to explosive fits of rage, but this only made her music all the more passionate. The Best Studio & Live Recordings is just that, split over a double LP.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Jamael Dean
Black Space Tapes

Jamael Dean is only 20 yet he’s already played on Kamasi Washington’s Heaven and Earth and toured in Thundercat’s band. He is also the grandson of jazz drummer, Donald Dean. That would, one assumes, make him a pretty handy musician. Well, now you can hear his sounds up front on his debut album, Black Space Tapes. He has soaked up influences from the likes of Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane and Herbie Hancock.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Kamasi Washington
Harmony of Difference

The first new music from cosmic jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington since his much lauded 'The Epic'. This follow up also seems to be epic despite it's short length being a six part suite exploring the musical technique known as 'counterpoint'. There are 5 unique components which when blended create a sixth track. Clever lad. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Herbie Hancock
Directstep

Jazz-fusion classic Directstep by the legendary Herbie Hancock was originally only released in Japan in 1979 and has been out of print for the best part of 40 years. So, unless you were lucky / wealthy / old enough to bag yourself an expensive Japanese import back in the day, you’ll be wanting this reissue. Includes reworked versions of Butterfly and I Thought It Was You along with new track Shiftless Shuffle.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Prince
Originals

Prince’s archives must be one of the most lusted-after collections of presumed wonder in modern music, so plenty of people will be delighted to see this major new release. Originals features fifteen songs that Prince wrote for other artists (most of them hits), except that here we finally get to hear the great man’s original versions recorded himself, all but one of them previously unreleased. Damn.

Various
No Other Love: Midwest Gospel (1965-1978)

Chicago-based producer Ramona Stout hoarded what amounts to a treasure trove of rare and practically never-heard black Midwest gospel over the course of five years. This new compilation, No Other Love: Midwest Gospel (1965-1978), remastered by Grammy winning producer Christopher King, brings new life to these songs that soundtrack Civil Rights-era hope. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Ruby Rushton
Trudi's Songbook: Volume One & Two

Ruby Rushton is, lets carefully note, a band, and not an solo female recording artist, let alone the woman craftily displayed on the cover. Just so we’re all on the same page. In fact Ruby Rushton are a four-piece jazz band, fond of the funkier end of things, and Trudi’s Songbook: Volume One & Two bundles up their two 2017 releases into one handy jazz package for 2019. On 22a.
  • Vinyl Double LP (22A025LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Label(s):
  • 22a
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Daniel Caesar
Case Study 01

Here we have the physical version of Case Study 01, the second album by R&B singer / songwriter Daniel Caesar. It was originally released digitally in June 2019. It is the follow up to his 2017 debut, Freudian. The album features the song Love Again, on which he duets with fellow R&B singer Brandy. This year has seen Caesar win a Grammy for his collaboration with H.E.R. on the song Best Part.
  • Genre(s):
  • 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

أحمد [Ahmed]
Super Majnoon [East Meets West]

أحمد [Ahmed] are a quartet of musicians who exit to re-make and reinterpret the work of  New York bassist and composer Ahmed Abdul-Malik. Abdul-Malik made forward-thinking jazz informed by Arabic and African influences and أحمد [Ahmed] use it as a base for their propulsive, repetitive jazz explorations.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Bells Of Kyoto
Bells Of Kyoto

The Mitsuko & Svetlana label exhumes an incredible jazz-funk fusion record from the Eighties. Originally released 35 years ago, and coming out again on vinyl for the first time since then, the German/Australian/British ensemble Bells of Kyoto gave an example of technically skilled but unfussily executed cool on their self-titled effort. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Marvin Gaye
Collected

Marvin Gaye would have been 80 this year. To celebrate we’re getting a swish vinyl version of Marvin Gaye Collected. It covers his whole career from early hits, the duets with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Tammi Terrell and Diana Ross, his ultra-cool What’s Going On phase all the way up to the posthumously released Sanctified Lady. Double red & royal blue coloured vinyl, Limited to 8080 copies.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP1818C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • 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

Sonar with David Torn
Tranceportation (Volume 1)

Their second collaboration with guitarist and composer David Torn and fifth overall, Swiss avant-garde act Sonar deliver another uncompromising yet highly enjoyable experience. Tranceportation (Volume 1) continues what was laid down in Vortex only 18 months ago, combining artificial yet inventive looping with virtuosic, organic instrumentation. 

Art Ensemble Of Chicago
We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Five full decades of The Art Ensemble Of Chicago: hell yes. This commemorative anniversary album was recorded with the two surviving core members joined by potent musicians including Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid and Moor Mother. We Are On The Edge takes in a wide array of the Ensemble’s history, with both a studio and a live disc for the full range of possible vibes. On Erased Tapes.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Lonnie Smith
Live At Club Mozambique

Originally released in 1995 on the legendary Blue Note label, Live At Club Mozambique captures jazz organist Lonnie Smith at the peak of powers during a performance in May 1970 at the Detroit club of the same name. Featuring a certain George Benson on guitar, the eight-track performance culminates in two covers (of Sly Stone and Miles Davis) and can now be heard again on this double-vinyl re-issue. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Jimmy Smith
Groovin’ At Smalls’ Paradise Vol.1

Groovin’ At Smalls’ Paradise Vol. 1 is a live album by Jimmy Smith recorded in 1957. Smith is a mean Hammond organ player, and as the title suggests, he really can make that thing groove. Smith is backed by his regular band mates Eddie McFadden on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums. The trio give a rich and warm take on jazz standards such as My Funny Valentine and It’s Only A Paper Moon.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Lee Konitz
Alone Together

I guess there are classic modern jazz albums and there’s Alone Together by Alto Sax player Lee Konitz. His 1996 debut album was recently placed at number 38 in a pole of the best Blue Note albums of all time. It has won praise for its refreshing takes on jazz standards. Given the label’s back catalogue, that’s quite a feat. Konitz is accompanied by Brad Mehldau on piano and Charlie Haden on bass.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

John Coltrane
My Favourite Things

My Favourite Things is one of John Coltrane's most enduring albums. Although it consists of him talking on Gershwin and other pop and show tune standards, he uses these as a base for his out-there modal experiments twisting the compositions this way and that. True avant-garde brilliance from the mid '60s. 
  • 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

Timeline
Forever Forward EP

Underground Resistance descendents Timeline play a blend of Detroit techno and jazz. Some call it Hi-Tech Jazz. We have a repress of their 2016 EP for 4EVR 4WRD which, coincidentally, was set up by the band’s leader and keyboard player Jon Dixon. Whether you’re on the dancefloor or not, this is guaranteed to get you going.
  • Vinyl 12" (4EVR-001)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)

The Heliocentrics
13 Degrees Of Reality

13 Degrees Of Reality was the Heliocentrics second album originally released in 2012. Their debut Out There had been a magnificent mix of funk, jazz, krautrock and Music Concrete but the band took things further on an album which took in influences from Afrobeat and Latin music. They have many admirers with Madlib, DJ Shadow and Mulatu Astatke all self confessed fans of their work. Now is the time to join that queue if you haven't already. 
  • 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. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (0829260)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Label(s):
  • ECM
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel

Various
NUDA - 21 exciting cuts from Italian sexy-comedy disco scene (1975-1981)

One for Phil and Ian - our resident 'Carry On' style couple. This is a collection of tunes taken from the 'golden age' of what seems to be quite a specific scene  - that of the Italian sexy-comedy-disco. Basically it's jazz funk, easy listening and disco made to soundtrack women getting teasingly undressed...in a comedy manner.. presumably. 

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

The Comet Is Coming
The Afterlife

The Afterlife is the new EP by jazz / funk / electronic band The Comet Is Coming. It follows on from their second LP Trust in The Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery. According to Keyboardist, Danalogue, the EP should be regarded as a companion piece to the album as the music comes from the same session, the same creative process.
  • Genre(s):
  • Funk / Jazz / Blues / Soul / Gospel